I also got a few fall leaf photos in on the first day.
On my second day, I got on the ferry out to Friday Harbor first thing in the morning. I got to watch the sun rise while I waited to drive the car onto to the ferry (which was a first for me!) The ferry ride was nice and I took a few photos of some of the over 400 islands that make up the San Juan Islands. Below is Blakely Island with Frost Island in the background.
When I arrived at Friday Harbor I went kayaking in search for Orcas (killer whales). We didn't get to see any orcas, but it was an amazing trip. Below are some photos from the trip.
|Herring gull (Larus argentatus) chick and (possible) parent. October is much too late for this young one to be begging for food. Hopefully the parent learns some tough loving techniques!|
|Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) resting on a rock.|
|Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) with a lingcod.|
|Red-breasted merganzer (Mergus serrator)|
|Harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus)|
... Part 2 is coming soon!