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Sailing south from Fishermans Harbor

June 9, 2017 – Full moon = big tides. Sailed south out through Cattle Pass and found Whale Rocks full of harbor seals – some getting splashed by the waves, and 2 small steller sea lions still hanging around after all others have gone. We heard the calls of a Peregrine falcon in an area we’ve never heard before. Eaglets are still in their nest on Long Island. We enjoyed a seafood lunch on Lopez Island and watched many birds and harbor seals at the entrance to Fisherman’s Bay – including an osprey dive bombing a bald eagle. Every trip is different.

Harbor seals

Harbor seals

Cormorant nests

Cormorant nests

Cormorant rookery on Goose Island

Cormorant rookery on Goose Island

Harbor seals in the kelp

Harbor seals in the kelp

Harbor seals on rock with crashing waves

Harbor seals on rock with crashing waves

Harbor seals

Harbor seals

Harbor seals and one sea lion

Harbor seals and one sea lion

Harlequin ducks

Harlequin ducks

Steller sea lions on Whale Rocks

Steller sea lions on Whale Rocks

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle chicks

Bald eagle chicks in nest

Juvenile bald eagles calling to each other

Juvenile bald eagles calling to each other

Harbor seals

Harbor seals

Great blue heron

Great blue heron flying over harbor seals

Crashing waves in Cattle Pass

Crashing waves in Cattle Pass

Crashing waves in Cattle Pass

Crashing waves in Cattle Pass

Beautiful currents

Beautiful currents

Sailing in wild seas

Sailing in wild seas

Sailing in wild seas

Sailing in wild seas

Current in Cattle Pass

Current upwellings in Cattle Pass

Peniel at anchor

Peniel at anchor – Fishermans Harbor, Lopez Island

Bald eagle on marker

Bald eagle on marker

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey dive bombing bald eagle

Osprey dive bombing bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle flying

Bald eagle on broken down boat

Bald eagle on broken down boat structure