August 20, 2017 – Leaving the harbor we heard reports of transient orcas, T65A’s, coming down from the north. Plotting a course to intercept the orcas, we took a short cut through the inter-islands, exited Obstruction Pass, and headed north checking out Peapod Rocks. Harbor porpoises played in the tide chop while harbor seals snoozed on the rocks. We hugged the Orcas Island shoreline from Lawrence Pt spotting several bald eagles before crossing over to Barnes and Clark Islands where we met the orcas. They didn’t appear interested in eating as they passed by a steller sea lion, harbor seal haul out sites, and porpoises right within their path without stopping. We travelled down Rosario Strait admiring the islands before the incoming fog socked us in. Using our senses we followed the orcas’ blows in the fog for a bit before crossing back through Peavine Pass where the fog disappeared and the sunset began. Madrone trees at Upright Head, Lopez Island, reflected beautifully in the water.
- Short summer sail to Whale Rocks
- Solar Eclipse Sail