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"In Search of Orcas" Day #4

Another trip to the orcas on a much faster zodiac today. After suiting everyone up with matching foul weather gear….even though it was close to 80 degrees today, we took off for our “ 212 more words

Good Morning Gloucester

Southern Resident Orca Return

Here in the Salish Sea, nearly daily sightings of Bigg’s-Transient killer whales thriving and increasing their families by eating seals, sea lions, and porpoises. Along with Humpback and Minke whales coming in for the season and some Gray whales still hanging around, while we waited for Southern Resident orca to come home. 295 more words

Salish Sea San Juan Islands

"In Search of Orcas" Day #2

“In Search of Orcas Day #2”.  Phew Success…but we’ll get back to that.  After a looong day of travel and exploring on Friday, we slept late on Saturday and then grabbed the best yogurt/granola parfaits, mango smoothies, and coffee at a little coffee bar before driving to the Anacortes Ferry Terminal.   609 more words

Good Morning Gloucester

*Afterthought #89 – Happy Retirement, MV Hyak

If you follow my blog, Writing the Interisland, you already know how much I love the Washington State Ferries (WSF). Sure, they break down, get overloaded, and lumber along, but they’re the link between my home on Lopez Island and other islands in the San Juans and the mainland. 412 more words


Time Is Running Out

for the Salish Sea ecosystem. Once host to the largest salmon fisheries in the world, over the last 150 years, Pacific Northwest salmon populations have been severely diminished by overfishing, dams, and toxic waste. 540 more words

Salish Sea

Elizabeth May: Solving the climate crisis is ‘Mission Possible’

Clearly we need an Ecocide Law to hold corrupt politicians accountable for criminal acts endangering the planet.

File photograph of Elizabeth May by Alex Tétreault… 363 more words

22. Pipilo maculatus

February 27, 2017

Starting about noon, the front porch traps whatever heat the sun might offer. Today, sunshine warmed my hands as I sat on the bench, well bundled. 1,921 more words