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We turned East out of the harbor and traveled along the coastline of Victoria taking in the sights of Beacon Hill Park, Trial and Discovery Islands. It was a little bumpy while crossing the Haro Strait but nothing that the Marauder IV couldn’t handle and it cut through the waves with ease. We slowed down at the southern entrance of the San Juan channel and took a peek at ‘Whale Rock’. Steller Sea Lions were up on the rocks, some play fighting and others taking a nap.

Steller Sea Lions
Steller Sea Lions on Whale Rock. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped


We had heard rumors of Transient Killer Whales in the area and were curious to see if they would make their way over to the Sea Lion buffet. They must not have been hungry at that point and we found them at the base of Lopez Island travelling East. It was the T60 family again, with their new calf. It has been great to get to know this family through frequent sightings over the last couple of weeks! Just like us, they are clearly fans of the Salish Sea.

Transient Killer Whales
Transient Killer Whales. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.
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