The morning commute

Ever been thrilled with lots of traffic during your morning commute?  We were yesterday.

Heading up a nearby channel to hit our bear hair-snagging stations, we encountered a herd of about 75 Pacific White Sided Dolphins.

We maintained our course and speed and they chose to come play with us.

We frolicked with one another for about 20 minutes in the early morning sunshine. We took turns lying on the bow of the boats to get a little closer and to take some pictures and video. Needless to say, we did not mind getting soaked by their high-flying antics and associated splashing.

Here’s a short vid.

And here’s the best I could do with my camera:

Life in the Fast Lane

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Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.