A Holiday Treat


Grey Whales in Possession Sound courtesy of Jonathan Hawks while on S/V Duck Soup with skipper Scott Selby

Avoiding Black Friday and being on the boat brings back a much simpler life & pleasures. We were out on our boat in Possession Sound off Everett, Wa on both Friday & Saturday. Not much wind each day, only about 2 hrs of wind >5kts. However, the big treat came on Saturday. We motored south to the bottom tip of Whidbey Island looking for wind.  Around 1300 hrs we turned the boat north to work our way back to the marina.  There was a 5 knot wind from the north so…..yep….pull up the main & pull out the genoa.  It freshened to 9 knots and off we went tacking our way back towards the Mukilteo ferry.   Out of the quiet  there was a blow 5 yards off the starboard. Yow!  A young a grey whale probably about 60% the size of a full adult.  The she/he was right off of Mukilteo!   She/he surfaced twice more by the boat. Such an immense treat. My apologies to an purists about photo documentation.  The above photo is from last late March when Jonathan, Wayne, Scott and I enjoyed a serene day with the whales.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s