In celebration of Summer Solstice!
We celebrated the first day of summer and the longest day of the year with a lovely family from Italy on tour this afternoon. They had keen eyes and spotted a black bear soon after departing from Alder Bay. It was a sub-adult munching on the crustaceans which hid in the rockweed that was fused to the intertidal zone.
We started our journey back towards home when a large splash in the distance caught our eye. It was the same Humpback but this time it was lifting up its tail and slapping it hard on the ocean surface creating a wall of whitewater. We counted at least a dozen times where the fluke was raised high out of the water and then brought back down with tremendous force.