October 27, 2017 – As our season is slowing down it’s time to get started with maintenance on ‘Peniel’. Barbara did the brightwork while David prepped for painting the cockpit. After our hard days work, we thought it would be fun to take the skiff out and spend some time on the water. Not even 5 minutes of sitting outside of the harbor, David sees 2 humpback whales! No boats were with them. Barbara was able to ID them as MMX0006 and BCX1193 ‘Zig Zag’. The pair travelled past Friday Harbor, over to Turn Rock, into Griffin Bay, and out through Cattle Pass in the sunset. As we were watching the whales on their last surfacing, up pops what looks like a sea otter. We included one grainy photo in the post. A few days later a sea otter was seen near Lopez in the kelp just south of where we saw it. This is a rare sighting for us and cool to see even if just for a moment.
- A visit with Biggs/Transient killer whales – T123’s
- Another pair of humpbacks passing Friday Harbor