Today the forecast was less than fantastic: really rough seas off the Victoria Waterfront but almost no apparent wind around the corner to the west. With the wind being from the East (Seattle area), we were able to take the waves on our beam (side of the boat) which was a piece of cake for Goldwing. While others were cancelling we chose to continue with passengers giving me the thumbs up for comfort level and within 30 minutes we were comfortably around the corner and began to head west and work with another boat that also chose to run out with us. A little rain, cloud cover and the horizon in front of us, we knew the whales were out west and were hopeful they would return over night with the heavy rain we had. The day before we had 2 humpback whales quite far away and thought that might work out as well…before too long in the distance there they were: 2 magnificent Humpback whales: mother and calf. I called the other vessel so they could share in on the experience—a private whale show because everyone else cancelled (it just seemed to be working out). While we were enjoying our time on scene off Sooke, the call came in regarding orca sighted off Gordons beach not too far away–actually almost within visual range. We were graced with the presence of J pod–25 Resident Orca coming back into the Salish Sea after a 5 day vacation out in exposed waters feeding on salmon. The day just kept on getting better: playful whales, vocalizing, flat water and no other boats–AWESOME! On the way home we saw eagles, seals and sea lions at Race Rocks Reserve. About 47 nautical miles traveled.
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