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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

6-6-17 A Day of the T65As

Tuesday, June 6th
...J Pod has not been seen since June 1st...
...Transients have been around...mostly up toward East Pt, etc. but not along the west side...
...the T65As were in Rosario Stait a few days ago, then up by East Pt. yesterday...on Monday, friends who were visiting and hoping to see the whales commented that maybe the T65As would make their way down along the west side...
..."hire that lady" - she was right!   The T65As were spotted late morning a few miles north of Lime Kiln...they slowly made their way down island...

...and it was on to the next spot...hope my friends got the message...
...the whales took so long to get to the park, my friends, whose last day on-island it was, made it in plenty of time...to spend hours of watching this group in front of the lighthouse for hours! We just moved from one picnic table to another - perfect -- whales in front of us the whole time :)


...the other present was T65A4 and is one of those active playful orcas. 

...there was a strong current running up island and the whales were going down island, which was so interesting...they would make progress of a few hundred yards surfacing several times, then dive for maybe five minutes...their next surfacing they were behind where they had been...at this point, after all that play, (and I think they had made a quick kill (lunch) before the play began)...they were now in a resting pattern...
...they have nowhere they have to be so they didn't care which way the tide was going...
...by about 5pm the whales had exited the park, still in a resting mode...I went to Land Bank and got a few moments of them...quiet, peaceful, calm waters, and their blows - just makes all you cares and worries go away for the moment...


 
 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a privilege the orcas gave us and many others to view them for such a long time and in such great company. Thank you T65As and Jeanne!