Enjoyed a great visit to the San Juan Islands over the weekend which included taking a Port Townsend whale watching vessel at Puget Sound Express to Friday Harbor. We departed Port Townsend on Friday morning and caught up to the orca whales along the west coast of San Juan Island. A beautiful day it was as we cruised along so close to those magnificent animals watching them move northward so gracefully near the shore. J Pod is one of three groups of orcas that frequent these waters and includes only about twenty five whales. More tomorrow about the whales and whale watching services.