Thursday, June 23, 2016
So, the weather weasel sez: "It's a beautiful November day out there..."
Yeah, this is June. Gray and rainy.
We'll see if there are folks out there who want to go looking for whales in the rain. The whales don't care - they're already wet. ;-)
On edit: Joan called from the office... "Bundle up, you're going out."
55º at 10:30 - the forecast is now for rain off and on for the afternoon.
2nd edit: Yep. It rained. The report I had when I first got to the boat put the whales to the west of Discovery Island (southern tip of Vancouver Island). That's doable. By the time we were ready to head out, this group of transient whales had moved east (towards us); there was another group of residents too far to the west... so, we're going to see some transient Orcas today!
It rained off and on while we made our way into Haro Strait. At first, we came across two transients, a large male and a female...
We enjoyed viewing them for about 40 minutes before heading further southwest to see another group...
We saw this group catch and kill a harbor porpoise; then gave the young one the opportunity to get his teeth on it. Nature.
It was some interesting viewing, and nice people on the boat.
Thanks to the rain, Izzy didn't get a walk or six today. Here's a look at that sweet little face poking out of her blanket this morning...