Today was a beautiful and sunny day here – at lunch it was 72 degrees – and the water was great. I was out patrolling the island and was looking at all the wildlife. Lots of tufted puffins, rhinoceros auklets, gulls (of course), eagles, seals, and pigeon guillemot. Everyone in the pool!
I was slowly bringing the boat around on the port side to go back east and much to my surprise there was a whale surfacing about 25 feet in front of my boat! Crikey!
I tried to get pictures, but they did not come out at all. I do not know how many there actually were, or even what kind. It/they surfaced 4-5 more times and then I didn’t see any more. I think it was maybe anywhere from one to three of them, and I am guessing the length at about 20-25 feet. I am going to do some more research and try to figure it out.
That was really an unexpected treat to see!