Darting under our kayaks, pale bellies flash and catch the mid-morning sunlight. To the left, to the right, in front of the kayaks. They are everywhere.
Cruising around an endless desert of water, those on the Safari Explorer search in anticipation for some charismatic mega-fauna.
Each time I dive underwater at one of our snorkel spots, I wait for the air to bubble out of my snorkel and I relax, wait, and listen. So far, I haven’t heard the familiar song denoting the presence of our North Pacific humpback whales, but I wait with bated breath....
The Solitario family doesn’t teach in schools. Their classroom is the valley, their auditorium the ocean.