My husband and I went on a kayaking trip around the San Juan Islands, located off of the Washington coast for our honeymoon. We are both Conservation Biologist who are professors at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey, hence our love of the outdoor activities and exploring new habitats. You have no idea how excited we both were to view an orca (killer whale) in the wild. And sure enough, we got to observe several orcas, including an incredible show by one that breached (jumped) out of water.
It was both exhilarating and a bit scary due to their immense size. The people who also traveled in our group turned out to be an awesome bunch. Plus in the end, we kayaked over 50 miles in five days.
(Story by Bean. Photo credit: Kim)