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Howdy Ya'll !!

While we haven't really bought another cruiser - we did get a small 14ft RIB for exploring/diving/crabbing etc ....

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and have been on some wonderful world adventures ...

Went to Norway to freedive with the orca !!!

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Mountain top overlooking the City of Tromso (Norway)

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this was my last day with them  - me saying goodbye !

and had some wonderfull fishing days here in BC !

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On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 4:51 PM, cj-orca said:

this was my last day with them  - me saying goodbye !

That's really great that you can get up close to them like that.  I know they're actually pretty tame and almost as friendly as dolphins, but do you ever worry about being close to such powerful creatures with rows of huuugeah teeth?!  :D Love the black bear, too. 

On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 4:51 PM, cj-orca said:

 

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2 hours ago, Hatem said:

That's really great that you can get up close to them like that.  I know they're actually pretty tame and almost as friendly as dolphins, but do you ever worry about being close to such powerful creatures with rows of huuugeah teeth?!  :D Love the black bear, too. 

totally not worried about the Orca - this day we were in the water for the 4 hrs. The sun didn't actually rise over the horizon - so you have to take advantage of every drop of daylight. as the light was fading - I jumped on the paddle board to rest & then head back to boat when the orca came right up to me and I waved bye.  I actually have underwater video of one going right up to my Hubby & checking him out ! was amazing !!!!

http://arctic-freediving.com/

this is the company we dove with !

and Redbull had Video crew on the week we were there .... the video is awesome !!

and we're in it !! (I'm in the Blue & gray wetsuit - they hubby is in the Camo wetsuit)

https://www.redbull.com/int-en/tv/video/AP-1RRQH8KHS1W11/diving-free

 

 

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On ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 11:33 AM, cj-orca said:

totally not worried about the Orca - this day we were in the water for the 4 hrs. The sun didn't actually rise over the horizon - so you have to take advantage of every drop of daylight. as the light was fading - I jumped on the paddle board to rest & then head back to boat when the orca came right up to me and I waved bye.  I actually have underwater video of one going right up to my Hubby & checking him out ! was amazing !!!!

http://arctic-freediving.com/

this is the company we dove with !

and Redbull had Video crew on the week we were there .... the video is awesome !!

and we're in it !! (I'm in the Blue & gray wetsuit - they hubby is in the Camo wetsuit)

https://www.redbull.com/int-en/tv/video/AP-1RRQH8KHS1W11/diving-free

Good stuff.  There are the type of people such as yourself (and I've swam with whale sharks in the Red Sea many, many years ago) and people like the ones in this video.

Woman calls the cops from a boat because she's super frightened at a couple of whales checking them out and being completely harmless.  Her and her son were not enjoying the experience whatsoever despite the husbands valiant attempts to get them to chill out.  The lady is getting a lot of flack on social media for calling the cops, lol. 

 

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I'd love to get a group of orcas to come up to the boat.  There have been several sightings in lower Cape Cod waters off of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.  Something like this wouldn't be a bad thing to catch.

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I'm just looking for our first humpback sighting.  Got tons of them around here except they never show up when we're around!  These were feeding on pogies just off of Halfway Rock which is about 5 miles offshore of Marblehead and our marina.   A fella on another forum took these and posted them.  He got some great shots of these magnificent creatures. 

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I asked him where near Halfway rock and he said a little east of it, gave us rough coordinates and the next day we flew out there hoping to see anything of the sorts.  While we didn't see any humpbacks, we had this little fellow swim right up to the swim platform and circle the boat and under it.  Cute little bugger.  Pic didn't come out well because he was fast and I tried quick to get a shot.

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On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 4:55 PM, cj-orca said:

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I have a black bear story for you.  about 25 years ago, driving up north from MA to Vermont for an art show I was participating in and I was in my firebird formula at the time with a very delicate sculpture in the passenger seat just tied off carefully but had to hold it with one hand when I went over bumps or had to stop short.  But I was nearing the town somewhere on 84 (I think it was) and it was early October and a spectacular view of the foliage on both sides of the completely lonely and mountainous highway.  Not a single car in sight for miles and miles and miles.  I'm doing about 80/85mph in the fast lane and happy as a clam, then I see this squirrel try to cross the median about 50 yards ahead of me and I'm thinking "no way, that little mother #%&*%^ is going to do the usual and hesitate that little bit or turn around and go back the other direction just exactly as I flatten his $^& out!"  Sure enough, he stops, hops a few steps, turns back and hops a few steps backwards then turns around and speeds back again across the highway lol I think he did that all as I passed right over him and I couldn't slow down at all.  Holding on to my sculpture and grasping the wheel expecting a thump and splattered squirrel in my rear view mirror but the son of a #$%#$ made it!  I have no idea how he missed my wheels looool, but he did.  Thank goodness, right.  So as I'm phewing and wiping sweat off my brow, I see another spec in the distance and this one is much larger and darker.  Now I'm thinking WTF is this now so I start slowing down big time and drop all the way down to 40 and get into the slow lane and as I get up to this thing, I see a black bear that must've gotten hit just minutes before I cruised by because it was fresh as can be!  Fresh blood and black bear splatter all over the 3 lanes and still, no one in sight!  Can't imagine what the vehicle that hit it looked like, probably a semi or something big enough that even if he stopped to check things out, he was ok to keep going and did.  I saw some rubber tracks and stuff but man, that was a scarry sight.  

I immediately thought to myself what a great warning the squirrel was and thank God he wasn't this black bear!

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Yup - the Transients do that here all the time ! its crazy to see....

of you go on to Facebook & Follow Sooke Coastal Explorations

https://www.facebook.com/sookewhalewatching/    - Paul sees this type of Feeding/Hunting techniques with the Transient Orca all the time and posts it

Eagle Wing Whale Watching sees them too ...

https://www.facebook.com/EagleWingTours/

http://orcazine.com/biggs-orcas-not-transient-anymore/?fbclid=IwAR36z3wjL7uuwQUxTdTCg7UCW5l3SMNAocRk1cWuCPteEhg07PD2eUbfsSE

 

 

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