October 11th, 2013
What luck! As we leave the dock we know that some Canadian boats have located Humpback whales. Could they be the same ones we had the opportunity to watch yesterday?
It doesn’t take too long to spot the fin that is “split” and yes, the whale swimming next to Split Fin is Split Fluke. Fast friends?
Today the whales are more surface active and the water starts to erupt with whale action. Here’s a big “tail stand”! There is a lot of fluke slapping, first one and then the other. But….suddenly….
….a whale bursts through the calm surface and explodes into the air! We are lucky to witness two breaches from these two whales.. trying to out do each other?
There’s that split in the fluke again! Amazing to be able to recognize Humpback whales in our waters. I know I saw one of these two whales two years ago in October as well.
Headed home we come across these Harbor seals swimming around in a kelp bed. Good disguise? For a moment it’s hard to separate seal heads from the bulbs on the top of the kelp plants!
One more glimpse of a seal taking advantage of a perfect resting spot along the shore. We also spot Bald eagles, Dall porpoise and Harbor porpoise! Perfect afternoon on the water!