An old friend of mine recently found me on Facebook and asked if I had any of the photos handy that I took 20 years ago when I took she and some of our other friends from Camp Sealth out on the Argosy tour boat Goodtime and we encountered two pods of whales off of Alki beach...
...yes! What a great day that was.
Every time I look at this photo I get more and more thankful that I live in the Pacific Northwest where this moment is even possible. What other major city IN THE WORLD could you see a pod of Orcas just a mile or two offshore? And not just once in a lifetime. I've been lucky enough over the years to witness this over a dozen times, twice close inside of Elliot Bay.
Orcas are beautiful...let's be nice to them and their home.