A few weeks ago we left Ahousaht early to head to Tofino. I was on my way to visit my parents down island. I was so lucky to be sent off by a cow/calf pair of grey whales in Calmus Passage. They were so relaxed and slowly made their way across from MacIntosh Island to Coomes Bank.
There’s something magical about just sitting on the water, engines off, and listening to the blow of the whales as they surface, and hearing the water slosh over their backs. I’ve never been more at peace than when I am on the water watching whales like this, where they are just doing their thing and we are simply guests for a moment in their lives.
I love the layering of islands and mountains in this spot. Its probably one of my most frequently photographed locations in Clayoquot Sound! To have the greys there too was just icing on the cake.
This story was adapted from a blog post, read the original here