...far behind in posting, but had to add today's encounter with J Pod.
J Pod came into the inland waters late in May and stayed for a few days.
They went north into the Strait of Georgia for a couple days and came back south. They were energetic and actively chasing salmon when they came in and again on the last day they were here in early June.
(During their absence in the inland waters during most of June, several times a Humpback whale was seen. Not not sure how many actually came through or one or two who were changing direction and showing back up again! In addition, some Transient orcas were seen, some very close to shore.)
J Pod was seen going back out to sea on June 6, not returning until June 25. They went north to the Strait of Georgia and came back south the following day, today. They were spread out when they came into view from shore at Lime Kiln lighthouse. Here's just a brief sample from today.
Will they be here tomorrow, June 27th or will they be headed back out to sea? Only they know the answer to that! We'll just have to wait to find out.