Off The Grid

Living off the Grid on a west coast island

enough for tea


Coffee on the perch this morning brought an unexpected treat. A pod of five or six Orca zipped past us. They went by so fast we didn’t have time to alert our neighbours.. The pod surfaced for a minute and then were off through the Narrows. There has been word that Granny (103 year old Orca) and her family are in the neighbourhood.(Granny). Maybe it was her. We didn’t have much of a chance to identify them.. they sped past…

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We went down to the south house to cut the lawn and soak the garden. While we were there we checked the motion camera hung at the back porch. We don’t go too close to it, but the Robins still seem to be hard at work feeding the babes. We will check it again in a few days, maybe the babes will be a bit bigger and easier to spot.

According to long time islanders the frequency of Orca spottings this year is unusual. Perhaps the whales have always been swimming past but gone undetected. When we do see them, they always seem to be enroute. Not so much loafing around in the sun like the sea lions. I have noticed that after we have seen whales… this          june 3 059  appears in the water. It is different from the white stuff that drifts through with the tide. Whale spit, if you like. Does anyone out there know? I think it is the remnants of their water spouting… E is unconvinced that whale spit is a thing.

After our chores I sat on my bench and watched the Canadian Geese transit the Cut. I took time to dream that the whales would reappear and perhaps Granny would come closer and stay long

june 3 071

enough for tea

Author: Off Grid Islanders

We are a retired couple living on an off grid island on the West Coast

2 thoughts on “enough for tea

  1. Oh man, they can’t come by when I’m not there!

Leave a Reply