All Aboard Sailing

Sailing around north end of San Juan Islands

August 3, 2017 – Smokey haze gives diffuse light to the textured “fruitcake geology” of the islands. Bull kelp is at its prime as a forest in waters up to 45′. Eagles watched over the passes and feasted on the shoreline.

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Bald eagles

Bald eagles

Bald eagles – one eating a dead harbor seal pup

Flattop Island

Flattop Island

Harbor Seals

Harbor seals resting in the sun

Black oyster catcher

Black oyster catcher fly by

Harbor seals

Harbor seals on Flattop Island

Flattop Island

Flattop Island

Harbor seals

Harbor seals

Glacial erratic

Glacial erratic

Harbor seals

Harbor seals

Ripple Island

Ripple Island

Gulls on bull kelp

Gulls on bull kelp

Bull kelp

Bull kelp

Bull kelp

Bull kelp

Bull kelp

Bull kelp

Harbor seal with pup

Harbor seal with pup

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle with adult bald eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle with adult bald eagle

Mouflon sheep on Spieden Island

Mouflon sheep on Spieden Island

Bald eagles

Bald eagles hovering near their food

Bald eagles fighting over food

Bald eagles fighting over food