Orcas: When Delight Swims By, Look Up{22}

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No Orcas in sight…yetWashington State ferry Issaquah interiorMost ferry trips are uneventful–spectacular, but uneventful. Some riders will stumble out of their cars to fetch a refill for the commute. Others will stake claim to their favorite booth and collect conversations from eager ears and willing hearts. And still a few will take advantage of the twenty minute crossing for a needed catnap, email update or to dust off a daydream.Where's the Orca? Clouds dominate the horizon, waves crest northward, gulls catch a free ride and our little community on the high seas sails on. Day in, day out and in each direction, life and lives pulse to the rhythm of the ferry schedule.

Orcas breaching on the Vashon Island runA Southern Resident orca enjoys a salmon lunch.



And then some days, when least expected, delight chases our wake, performs a quick flip and punctuates the moment as a welcome reminder of just how special this place is we call home. Orcas equal delight and magic around here.