It was a frustrating day whale watching from shore. Both humpbacks and orcas were observed, but most were very far away.
The orcas were first observed near Annette Island. I saw approximately three spouts, and then they vanished. Roughly two hours later small spouts were observed in Annette Bay. I managed to get a photo of one of the whales before they disappeared. I believe they were a small pod of transient orcas.
A humpback (or multiple humpbacks) were observed throughout the day as well. One breached and swam very close to Rotary Beach. One was observed in the evening from our deck. However, my timing was off today, as I was never able to get a good photograph of the whale(s).