Whale watching in real island weather

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The bridge over Deception Pass

The bridge over Deception Pass

We went whale watching this past weekend. It wasn’t the best day for it, overcast and cool, but it was fun to get out on the water. And we did see one whale, albeit from too far away to photograph, at least with my cheesy camera.

We went out of Cornet Bay, at the north end of Whidbey, through Deception Pass, and up into the San Juans. We did see a sea lion and some cormorants on a buoy and some harbor seals on the rocks. And we got wet from the boat spray. It’s an open boat, but we were wearing “cruiser suits” that keep us fairly dry and warm.

Sea lion and cormorants hanging out on a buoy

Sea lion and cormorants hanging out on a buoy

After an hour or so of searching, the captain found a humpback between San Juan and Lopez Islands making his way up to the Alaska feeding grounds. The poor guy was pursued not only by our boat, but by four others, two of which looked more like yachts. We saw him breach three times, then had to head back.

All in all, an exhilarating day.

Harbor seals on the rocks

Harbor seals on the rocks

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4 thoughts on “Whale watching in real island weather

  1. Katie Braam

    Very cool. Hope you can take the girls whale watching some time.

    On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 5:25 PM, “See Más America” wrote:

    > Phil Semas posted: ” We went whale watching this past weekend. It wasn’t > the best day for it, overcast and cool, but it was fun to get out on the > water. And we did see one whale, albeit from too far away to photograph, at > least with my cheesy camera. We went out of Cor” >

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