Saturday, August 2, 2014
Another fine day of whale watching. The residents are hiding out, but we got a report of transients in the Strait of Georgia (in Canada), heading south. A long ways to go, but at least they are heading towards us. Well, they were. They turned north. Then west. Then east. Doesn't matter - that's where we're going. The only other whale report was WAY west. Beyond our range.
We took off with a full boat. I had checked with the guests before departure, and everyone was OK if the trip ran a bit long. And, we were off the dock early... one in a row!
We had a report from a boat in the area that they had one foot chop. This is what we saw all along the way...
Blissfully calm water.
The Transients were more surface-oriented than usual. When we first got there, we saw a couple breaches, a somersault, a belly-roll, and a bunch of tail-lobs. No, I don't have any photos of that - I was getting the boat positioned and didn't think of photos until later. Then, I took these...
The naturalist onboard told me she took a good photo of one of the breaches - she is supposed to send me a file. If so, I'll post it. She owes me - I sent her files last week. ;-)
A lovely day out on the water. This is the first time this season, where I made the whole trip without a jacket or a fleece vest. Nice!