Ocean Magic Wildlife Adventure June 8

June 12, 2011

It certainly was an afternoon to be on the water. The sun was out and the conditions relatively calm. We observed many forms of marine craft plying the waters. We had a report of Orca way north of Victoria so Capt Scott and his crew Liz, Dan and Brandon headed the vessel north up Haro Strait and then east into boundary pass. Members of J Pod, salmon eating Resident Orca were heading our way past East Point on Saturna Island. This Island is one of the picturesque Canadian, Gulf Islands with its many fascinating sculptured rock formations. It was along this shoreline that we saw members of J Pod including J 27,’Blackberry’ , J2 ‘ affectionately known as ‘ Granny ‘, who just happens, we believe, to be 100 yrs old this year, and J 34, a young sprouter male, known as ‘Double-Stuff ‘ . Most of the whales of J Pod were spread far apart and actively foraging. It was truly a magical trip with glimpses of our favourite whales, the Orca.
Marie , ‘Orca-Magic’