The orcas were foraging to the west when we first encountered them this morning and we could not have timed it better for our arrival. Our passengers observed as A50 and A54 with their off-spring foraged along the VI shore while A30 and her sons, A38 and A39 foraged along the Hanson Island shoreline. With wind enough to sail and our main and stay-sails hoisted, passengers enjoyed the thrill of sailing while viewing the orcas foraging intently near Blinkhorn and also listening to their A-Clan calls and ecolocation via our trailing hydrophone. When the orcas turned and commenced travel to the east, passengers observed as A30, A38 and A39 began crossing Johnstone Strait heading towards the rest of the family, all of them were making their way towards Cracroft Point with A30 the Matriline in the lead. Our time with the orcas today was an exciting and very special encounter . Other sightings included: Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres++, Surf Scoters, Bald Eagles, Mew and Herring Gulls.

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