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.