Friday, May 27, 2011

An Unusual Occurrence .

It's not too often you see one of the Southern Resident Pods circumnavigate San Juan Island, but it's even more strange they do it twice in 24 hours. A little concerning actually.

This is a small group of members whom belong to J-pod including J-2; Granny. Granny is the oldest living Southern Resident Orca (second from last fin). It is believed that she is 100 years old this year. Yep, 100.

In the background is Roche Harbor on the north end of San Juan Island. The church overlooking the harbor was built in 1892 (Methodist Church) by John S. McMillan. It was a schoolhouse during the week for his employees' children. Then in 1960, it was dedicated as a Catholic Church (Our Lady of Good Voyage), and is the only privately owned Catholic church in the United States today.