Just when you thought this day could not get any more gorgeous, Friend o’ the LoCO John Summers sends along the above video of a pod of orcas checking out the scene near the old pulp mill.


This isn’t the first time that our tuxedo’d friends have frolicked in our bay waters. Just about exactly two years ago, our pals on the M/V Madaket caught footage of a pod goofing around just downwater of this spot.

It’s currently unknown whether this pod is the same pod featured in the 2019 video at that link — whether, in other words, they are regular tourists charmed by our Victorian Seaport — or whether it is a group of their countrymen who heard about Humboldt through word-of-blowhole.