October 2, 2016
Our sightings: Humpback Whales, a Sea Otter, Steller Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets, Common Murres, Ancient Murrelets, White-winged Scoters, Great Blue Herons and Gulls.
It was a wonderful outing we enjoyed with the Alert Bay Rangers and what a great troup to have on board! The sun was shinning brightly and the sea was like glass, it was a glorious day for everyone to enjoy all of the magic in our surroundings so close to home!
The Humpback Whales were numerous with Yahtzee, Freckles, Moon Star, Merge, Frosty and Quartz identified and we were very lucky to see one breach.
The highlight of the day had to have been the near sighting of a Sea Otter that we observed with a sea urchin and watching it roll around in amongst a kelp forest.
We also enjoyed some close encounters with Stellar Sea Lions and a group of Dall’s Porpoises who came swimming alongside the boat while we sat idle and drifting. What more could we ask for!
Photo credits ~Muriel Halle. All photo’s have been cropped and taken with a telephoto lens.