Lone Humpback

Whilst heading back to Seattle from the San Juan Islands on a summer whale watching cruise I had not expected to see anymore whales. The day had been a good one with plenty of Orca sightings in small transient pods off Lopez Island and now it was just time to enjoy the scenery. As we departed Friday Harbor we…

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… 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!

The Humpbacks of Kenai Fjords National Park – Part I

Take a day boat trip into the Kenai Fjords National Park from Seward, Alaska and you are bound to see whales out there in that amazing scenery. During my time in that part of Alaska I saw a number of Humpback whales in separate pods. This was the first group I saw in the national park….

Thar She Blows! Whales in Massachusetts

Nantucket the island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts was from the 1700’s to the mid 1800’s the whaling capital of the USA (and the subject of one or two dirty limericks!). It met a sharp decline after this as the whaling industry itself was in the decline (natural resources were being discovered elsewhere)…

An Aussie Nomad’s quest to reach all 50 States

Ok, so I am way behind in writing about my current travels but given my recent posts are about very diverse geographical locations you might have guessed I have been on the move quite a bit of late! In September 2012 I decided to leave Seattle, Washington and return to Australia for a while (via some travels in…

The Gray Whales of Whidbey Island

April 14th, 2012 – Whidbey Island, Washington I went on a Gray Whale watching cruise to Whidbey Island to see the whales on part of their annual migration from Baja, Mexico up the coast to Alaska. There is one group of around 12 whales though that return to this area each year and stay for the season, even though most…