When we left the dock this morning we did so in a heavy fog that stayed with us until we entered into Blackfish Sound where the visibility was so much better enabling us to sight some orcas believed to be Bigg’s (Transient) orcas as they made their way to the west. Travelling in two groups they were identified as the T75B’s(75B/75B1)& T77’s(T77, T77B,T77C & T77D). These same orcas were sighted north of Campbell River yesterday. They were moving along steadily at 7 knots and we left them as they neared Lizard Point and just ahead of an approaching fog bank. Turning homeward passengers enjoyed viewing some stellar sea lions who were relaxed and swimming amongst bull kelp while in Pearse Passage we were surprised and excited to find a humpback whale feeding and then a minke whale who was seen foraging close along the shoreline of Cormorant Island. Other sightings today included: dall’s porpoises, rhinoceros auklets, common murre, red-necked phalaropes, california, mew and glaucous-winged gulls, bald eagles and belted kingfishers.