Julia Schmidt was out dinghy-sailing Wednesday when she had some unexpected visitors. A small pod of whales swam right up next to her.

Orcas at Goose Spit

Boaters get the thrill of a lifetime

  • May. 21, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Julia Schmidt was out on the water Wednesday when she had some unexpected visitors. A small pod of whales swam right up next to her.

“I went out dingy-sailing yesterday with the Comox Bay Sailing Club and something amazing happenend,” she said. “ A pod of orcas appeared right in the middle of the bay at Goose Spit. A big male, a female and two calves swam right up to us.

“It was incredible and a little nerve-wrecking at the same time. My friend and I couldn’t believe our eyes. One of the calfs swam up right to the dingy and did a little twirl under water so we could see its white belly. It was one of those moments where you hold your breath and time stands still.”

Schmidt took a few shot with her camera and then sat back and enjoyed the show.

“I love living here, this is the most amazing place!,” she said.

 

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