What a gorgeous week out on the water! The sun was shining and the ocean was flat calm. A highlight of the tour were the two humpback whales that surfaced 25 meters from our campsite at Little Kai and gave us all a show. The behavior that we were able to observe from these magnificent marine mammals included tail slaps, tail flukes, and diving! The mist created by the whales ‘blows’ (exhaling) created some amazing pictures!  Another highlight was observing a pod of resident (fish eating) killer whales that were feeding.  Mid-week we paddled to Village Island to view the totem poles at the abandoned Indian village.  We were also able to view a minke whale, Steller sea lions, a group of Dall’s porpoise, and a large group of harbour seals that were hauled out on a rock enjoying the sunshine. Birds that were viewed this week included rhinoceros auklets, bald eagles, pelagic cormorants and hundreds of northern phalaropes.  With great scenery, and awesome wildlife sightings, it was another spectacular week of paddling in Johnstone Strait!

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