And so it ends
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I planned to get up early and head out to see if I could have some alone time with the whales but it was gray and dreary out so I finally made it out around 7:30. Still early but there had already been 2 hours of daylight! I went to look of the west coast but found nothing. Then I went to try to find the foxes and sure enough, I saw the cutest black fox with a white tip to his tail. Too cute. Then made the usual stops to sight whales but no luck. Nothing at the lighthouse but a report from 7:30 am had them headed north. Considering that the park doesn’t open until 8, not sure if I could have gotten in. I decided to go see Roche Harbor, making a few stops along the way to check out everything. I didn’t like Roche Harbor. I don’t know why but it was disorienting to me. So I checked out a little resort called Lonesome Cove Resort.
I must have looked officious sitting there typing on my laptop next to a box that one of the volunteers had placed on the picnic table.
It was a cold afternoon but at least it had stopped raining. I stayed for a few more hours and was rewarded with another group of whales passing by around 5 pm. Their visit was capped off by a family of river otters just below the rocks from us, their heads popping up and down in the kelp, blending in perfectly. I think there were four but I can’t be sure. Cute as can be! I headed back to the hotel about 6 because I was frozen. Caught up on the blog, worked on pictures and called it a night. Taking the ferry back to the mainland and here ends my trip.
Until next time!