What a beautiful day for viewing orcas in Johnstone Strait! Fog again obscured the waterways when SV Tuan headed out on tour this morning, but the clearing was rapid with big spaces opening up ahead of us as we cruised along. Orcas were reported east bound in the fog bank on the VI shore, passing into the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve and hidden in the fog. Crossing Blakney Passage and nearing Cracroft Point on the other shore, a curtain of fog lifted revealing a very large dorsal fin and other smaller fins in the distance. What a surprise for the excited guests on board catching their first glimpse of orcas! A38 was foraging suddenly nearby, followed by A39, both of them proceeding a little further west foraging. The rest of the A30’s who had been foraging formed a resting line and began making their way very slowly, crossing the strait towards the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve. A39 who had made his way more centre strait turned, as did A38 and both began moving east in the direction of their family. The orca sightings were superb, as was the natural beauty and lighting surrounding them. Other sightings today: harbour seals, rhinoceros auklets,, pigeon guillemots, bald eagles, surf scoters and california gulls.