Whales watching by Braille

Orca in the mist

Some of the mornings, until noon at the latest, provide your guide a reason to use their GPS.  It is also fun to try and locate orca or humpback whales by sound.  The whales by Braille routine requires allot of stopping and listening until a “tell tail” blow is heard from either an orca or a humpback whale it is then necessary to determine the direction of the sound and to move ion that direction.  This is more of a challenge than one would think as the fog muffles the sound and makes determining direction interesting. The whales make this more difficult as they frequently change direction while the orca are at least a little more consistent in their movements.  This low fog makes for a mystic picture and also shows why the morning that has fog clear up pretty fast.