It was another beautiful day on the water and as just as we were leaving the dock this morning in Alder Bay we received a report of a whale sighting close-by and very soon everyone on board could see that it was a minke whale foraging back and forth. The water was calm and sunlit, it was a very peaceful encounter as we lingered to enjoy the beauty of the solitary minke whale feeding. Of the three humpback whales reported this morning in the area, initially they were reported travelling east at Lizard Point but they turned back and travelled to the west off Malcolm Point, keeping well ahead, their blows and flukes could be seen off in the distance. Other sightings included: harbour seals, dalls porpoises, rhinoceros and cassin’s auklets, mew gulls and bald eagles.