We left the dock with calm seas all around today. As we headed past the Naval Yard, we were greeted by a mix of Steller and California sea lions hauled out on the buoys. They looked quite comfy on their Sunday moorage. From there we headed out toward Hat Island where we spotted our first gray whale. It was #49 “Patch” and he gave us a few good looks and even sounded his flukes once or twice. After that Captain Carl found another gray whale in the river delta, unfortunately too shallow to ID. We continued north between Hat Island and Camano Island until we were up by Langley. There we were greeted by Lucy #723 and Lil Patch #53. They gave us a great show, often surfacing together and fluking quite a bit. On our return, Captain Carl found two mature bald eagles on the day marker outside the Snohomish River mouth. As we watched them, a juvenile eagle flew overhead, bound for shore. From there we returned to the dock after an amazing day on the water!
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