OUTDOORS For the CCW It's a gorgeous sunny Southeast Alaskan afternoon. I'm happily tending my garden next to my waterfront cabin when I hear a short, deep sort of whoosh in the distance, followed closely by two more reports. No doubt what that is! I hurry down to the beach and locate three orcas traveling by in rhythmic shallow dives, their resonating exhalations producing the familiar show of blowhole water vapor. Aha!

Wild observations: Good times paddling canoes and kayaks

The view from Carla Petersen's kayak
Photo By Carla Petersen
The view from Carla Petersen's kayak "Splashy" as she paddles in Whale Pass with her friend Aaron Kulas.
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