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T37As and T51 near Cherry Point – circumnav Orcas Island

July 5, 2017 РUnpredictable is the only rule for Transient orcas. We sailed on a flood tidal current along the forested coves and beaches that wrap Orcas North-west shoreline with reports of the T37As and T51 slow North along the forested North East side of Orcas Island. But instead of the direction I imagined they took us to Cherry Point Again 36 year old T51 was close with youngster T37A2. Traveling South together we continued a little faster ahead to circle Orcas Island via our favorite places. Barbara’s photos tell the tales.

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Harbor seals and Yellow Island caretaker cabin

Harbor seals and Yellow Island caretaker cabin

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle chick in nest

Bald eagle chick in nest

Orcas shoreline via Presidents Channel

Orcas shoreline via Presidents Channel

Orcas Island

Orcas Island

Orcas Island

Near Lovers Cove – Orcas Island

Taking the helm

Taking the helm

Spotting for whales

Spotting for whales

T51 with Mt Baker

T51 with Mt Baker

T37A with calf T37A4

T37A with calf T37A4

Sailing with whales

Sailing with whales

T51 with Mt Baker

T51 with Mt Baker

T51

T51

T37A with calf T37A4

T37A with calf T37A4

Tug boat stopped to whale watch

Tug boat stopped to whale watch

T51 with many shades of blue

T51 with many shades of blue

Clark Island Madrone trees and Mt Baker

Clark Island Madrone trees and Mt Baker

Pigeon Guillemot

Pigeon Guillemot

Harbor seal on the rocks

Harbor seal on the rocks

Harbor seals sleeping on a rock

Harbor seals sleeping on a rock

Little Sister Island

Little Sister Island

Seals sleeping on southern end of Little Sister Island

Seals sleeping on southern end of Little Sister Island

Two harbor seals with pups

Two harbor seals with pups

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle with nest

Bald eagle with nest – Orcas Island

Dramatic shoreline - Orcas Island

Dramatic shoreline – Orcas Island

Harbor seals resting

Harbor seals resting

Harbor seals - Pea Pod Rocks

Harbor seals – Pea Pod Rocks

Harbor seals - Pea Pod Rocks

Harbor seals – Pea Pod Rocks

Madrone Trees

Nearly full moon watching over Madrone Trees on Lopez Island

Flat Point - Lopez Island

Flat Point – Lopez Island

Sunset Sail

Sunset Sailrcu