Friday, May 18, 2012

YAHOO!!!! Whales, eagles, sea lions and more. Heard a whale blow in front of the house and ran down to the beach to watch. A humpback whale was feeding just offshore. It went past the house several times on its course around the harbor. As I was watching, a school of minnows headed toward shore and then.................then the water erupted as the whale shot out of the water mouth open. There was whooping and hollering from me and my neighbors. The whale did the mouth-open lunge 3 times and at least twice came up with a side roll and fins flapping. I am guessing the closest it got was about 30 feet offshore to maybe a couple hundred on the circling around the harbor. I watched for the better part of an hour and then it headed toward the mouth of the harbor. Other whales and a whale watching boat could be seen further away outside the harbor. Several sea lions were feeding as well as bald eagles and gulls. Two of the eagles swooped down over my head with their feet ready to snatch fish. They aborted just short of the water and flew back into the trees. YAHOO!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Saw my first black bear of Spring today. It was eating fresh grass beside the highway.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A bald eagle flew thru my forest to sit in a tree close by this morning. Fresh snow down to 700' today. Rain off and on. A pewter colored day.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Back in Juneau. 47 and drizzle, but no wind. Got Chet down the stairs to my house ok. He needed help, but he managed to get down them with my help holding him on the leash. Picked up a security gate so he can have a little cave in the laundry room. He likes to sleep there.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ketchikan: 45 degrees and hard rain blowing sideways. Walked Chet on car deck. I will need to re-acclimate.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bellingham, WA waiting to board ferry to Alaska

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Burlington KOA is nice with walking trails, grass, woods, level sites, an indoor pool, wifi, cable....and close to Alaskan ferry port.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Moses Lake, WA tonight on way to Seattle/Bellingham.