The evenings are getting chilly and we are needing to start a fire in the evening to warm up the house. Lots of the fall critters are returning to the point, including the black-capped chickadees, the jays, the gulls and the blue heron is hanging around again. But the recent sighting of a humpbacked whale this week is the most exciting!
The other evening I heard a loud "blow" of air and knew it was not a seal or sea lion. Way too loud. I stepped out on the balcony and there was a large whale diving right in front of the house. Too cool. It has returned for a couple of evenings and this time Jim and I were able to see it dive and flap its tail. No pictures however. Just happens too fast. Although now I am looking at around 6 pm as that is when it seems to show up.
Boating friends were up the inlet and said they saw the whale too. It is quite large probably 40'.