Whales and Seals

We are staying on the water and enjoy watching the seals swim by and pop their heads up along the shore.  I could stay in this spot for months!  Regis enjoys watching the ship traffic make its way up and down Puget Sound.

We got up early to watch the R2AK race start today at 6:00 a.m.  (www.r2ak.com)  A lot of people came out to watch the start of the race.  I’m rooting for the robot in the race.  It’s called Navocean.  I also like the orange trimaran but I don’t know their name.  Very impressive.

After an hour and a half after the start of the race, the town reverted back to a quiet little town.  I love this place.

I took off on a whale watching tour while Regis toured the town.  Regis likes the architecture on some of the buildings and I’ll do anything to see a whale.  I got lucky and saw some orcas.  You can never see too many orcas.  These were transient orcas for those who know something about the orcas in the Salish Sea.  There are resident orcas and transient orcas.  The resident orcas eat salmon and the transient orcas will eat mammals.  The two types of orcas do not “mix” with each other.

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Orca spy hopping in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Spyhopping is when the whale sticks his/her head above the water to look around.
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Port Townsend
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Port Townsend

Recently, I went to the post office to send a parcel to Maryland.  The lady there was extremely helpful.  She said she had a less expensive solution for me and took over and packaged the item for less than it would have cost me for my plan.  After our bad experience with the USPS when we started this trip, I wanted to be sure to let you know that there are parts of the USPS who couldn’t be more helpful.  It was a great experience.