Sunday, August 4
We got into our slip in Telegraph Cove mid-day and headed for the showers, not sure how early the crew from Nanaimo would arrive. Which they did about 2:30. Linda had driven the whole way and was ready for a rest but David and Jesse were keen to get out on the water, so we cast off again with a promise to be back in time for dinner in the pub. There was a group of orca coming out of Weynton Passage and crossing Johnstone Strait right at that moment, so we had a good look at them, then turned back toward Weynton as the orca moved further east. The group of Dall’s Porpoises that seems to be hanging about between the cove and Weynton Passage made an appearance, making us all laugh with their antics around Snug’s bow. When they left us we cut through the Plumper Islands and out into Blackfish Sound in search of humpbacks. Another big group of orca were between Stubbs Island and the Plumpers heading through Weynton, and then a humpback surfaced. Quite an exciting introduction to the top of Johnstone Strait for Jesse!