What a day! This morning we headed west toward Port Renfrew to catch up with one of our Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) pods, L-Pod. The pod wasn’t too active, which gave us a fabulous opportunity to view the newest member of the SRKW population, L120, for the very first time! L120 was only born last week and is a welcome addition to our SRKW population, as we have not seen a calf born in over two years. It was a lovely morning with little L120, which was made even better by a few breeches and tail slaps toward the end of the trip!
This afternoon we changed it up and met Transient Killer Whales on the Victoria waterfront, just a short trip away from the harbour. The group of four were in a resting pattern, grouped tightly together and travelling very slowly. Because the whales were so close to the harbour and were travelling so slowly we got a nice long look, travelling alongside the group for about 45 minutes. On the way home we passed by Race Rocks to view the masses of Seals and Seal Lions lazily basking in the sun.