The Beauty of Kaikash

Kaikash BeachAfter our spectacular day paddling with the whales, I expected that we’d see just as many the next day. In fact, we didn’t see a single orca all day. But that left me with time to appreciate the beauty of Kaikash. Without the whales, I noticed the eagles and the gulls, the rich kelp beds just off shore, the islands of the Broughton Archipelago across Johnstone Strait.

Kelp BedI watched the fishing boats and pleasure craft and cruise ships as they traversed the strait.

Kaikash eveningI noticed the way the light changed as the fog lifted in the morning, as the noon day sun shone down, and as afternoon turned to evening.

Kaikash sunset3As evening fell, we watched as the sun set, turning the sky a hundred shades of pink and gold.

Kaikash SunsetAnd, once darkness fell, we watched the waves sparkle with bioluminescence as they gently lapped the shore. It was a magical way to end the day.

And the whales did return: we woke in the middle of the night to hear them, very close to shore. They stayed near the beach for nearly two hours. But though we ventured down to the beach to see if we could see them, it was just too dark. They are truly mysterious and elusive creatures.


About Sally

Poet, seeker, author, mom. Celebrating the beauty and mystery that surrounds us and learning to trust in the journey.
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5 Responses to The Beauty of Kaikash

  1. El Guapo says:

    Beautiful is an understatement..Thanks for bringing us along.

  2. kp says:

    WOW!!! So beautiful!! What a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing your photos with us!! Kim

  3. It’s so lovely. You actually paddled WITH the whales? That must have been really something. Were you worried? Even a little bit?

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