We went Whale watching in the Salish Sea (all the water from the Puget Sound, up to Vancouver and out to the Pacific.) Alison got some great photos.
Orca Whales, they travel in pods. The group of Biggs Orcas we watched was a grandmother, mother and two sons. These are members of the non-resident pod in the area, and eat marine mammals (aka seals) rather than fish.
Cruising the coastline…watching for seals.
This research boat was collecting Whale poop! According to the naturalist on our boat, the dog on board was a trained poop sniffing dog. They can learn all kinds of things about whale health and diet from the samples.
We hung around with this humpback whale for a while.
There she goes!
On the Ocean Explorer 5
View from the Deception Pass bridge.
We saw this seal from the bridge.
Below the bridge.
Sunset at West Beach
This beaver was really hungry! We watched him stuffing his face, with both hands, for quite some time.