It is good form to go slow and look both ways for coming traffic when coming out of the harbour.
This family of Orcas was coming up the shore , close in, when I was about to cross Discovery Passage, almost 9 pm Friday night. I stopped and turned off my motor at the breakwater at the Discovery Harbour entrance.
We are supposed to give them lots of room, like a hundred metres, but I was just in the harbour entrance and thought it should be okay. They passed by travelling slow and steady. The biggest male has an especially forceful blow. I had an eye in the camera and found it hard to count them accurately. Maybe there were seven or eight , with the majority being small ones.
These are the mammal eating kind of Orca, formally called Transients, now Bigg's, prowling for seals and sealions.