Posts tagged: whale watching

End of the Season

By , September 26, 2016

Yesterday, we hosted one of Michelle’s coworkers and his girlfriend for lunch at the homestead.

Michelle walked Lettie out to the bay to reunite her with her family, then hiked home with our guests and their beautiful husky from their summer residence in the bay.

We’d been anxious to invite them out all summer, but with the hectic tour season, and the two of them tag-teaming the office’s management, finding time to recreate together proved tough. In fact, they left town for the winter today.


Our autumn begins to show her colors (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).Our autumn begins to show her colors (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Minke in March

By , March 30, 2013

Yesterday, I’d just returned to the cabin with a load of firewood. I took it out to dry on our “Power Point,” the ridge of rock that houses our wind generator and solar panels.

The still air carried sound from the far shore of Lynn Canal, where the sea lions held forth, as they do every day on their rowdy haul out. Then I heard a whale surface and blow.

That’s always exciting here—as often as it happens, we never grow tired of it. This one, however, was different. The exhalation sounded like a humpback whale, but the dorsal fin that appeared was sharper and higher.

I’d spotted a minke whale.

minke whale

That tiny, blurry speck is pretty exciting evidence that a minke whale has returned to our neighborhood (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

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