An Epic 12 Hours


Depart Seattle aboard a Victoria Clipper whale watching cruise at 8:15am bound for Friday Harbor and the San Juan Islands. Let 12 hours of epic adventure unfold…

West Point Lighthouse - Discovery Park, Seattle
West Point Lighthouse – Discovery Park, Seattle
San Juan Islands life - Mt. Baker off in the distance
San Juan Islands life – Mt. Baker off in the distance
San Juan Islands houses
Life is good in the San Juan’s
Cormorant San Juan Islands
Cormorants
The two sections of Deception Pass Bridge
The two sections of Deception Pass Bridge
Deception Pass Bridge
Deception Pass Bridge
Sail boat San Juan Islands Washington
Sailing away…
A Kenmore Air de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbine Otter takes off from Friday Harbor passing a Washington State Ferry along the way!
A Kenmore Air de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbine Otter takes off from Friday Harbor passing a Washington State Ferry along the way!
The Washington State Ferry docks in the pleasant town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island
The Washington State Ferry docks in the pleasant town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island
Mt. Baker from the waters of the San Juan Islands Washington USA
Mt. Baker from the waters of the San Juan Islands
NAS Whidey Island USN P-3 Orion
US Navy aircraft from nearby NAS Whidbey Island were buzzing overhead including this Lockheed P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft
Orca off Lopez Island San Juan Islands WA
Orca off the coast of Lopez Island! More on the Wolves of the Sea in my next post
Friday Harbor has some busy docks!
Friday Harbor has some busy docks!
Stellar Sea Lions San Juan Islands
Stellar Sea Lions near Lopez Island – more on these “Dogs of the Sea” in an upcoming post
Humpback Whale off the coast of Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula
A bonus sighting of a Humpback Whale off the coast of Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula on the way back to Seattle!
Sunset Olympic Mountains Puget Sound
A glorious sunset to finish a great day!
Mt Ranier Dusk Puget Sound
The last rays of light set Mt. Ranier a glowing
The sun drops behind the Olympic Mountain Range
The sun drops behind the Olympic Mountain Range
The sun drops behind the Olympic Mountain Range
The sun sets on a fine day
Olympic Mountains at dusk Washington USA
Olympic Mountains at dusk
Seattle City Skyline at dusk from the waters of the Puget Sound
Seattle City Skyline at dusk from the waters of the Puget Sound
Seattle Space Needle at dusk
The Space Needle at dusk
Approaching the Seattle Waterfront at dusk
Approaching the Seattle Waterfront at dusk

This cruise had it all – perfect weather, plenty of wonderful scenery, amazing wildlife and even some aircraft action overhead for good measure. A perfect day for me!

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