Lots of folks have been seeing whales in the distance (beyond some big surf) at Narrow Cape, Surfer's Beach and from Pasagshak Point over the past couple of weeks. This morning there was a report of what was probably a gray whale seen at 9:30am by a fisherman about 2 miles north of Woody Island, heading south.
Even better news: a contact in Southeast Alaska has reported seeing many grays pass by near the Skagway area today - our migrating grays are on their way!
Don't forget the final Whale Watching Walk this Saturday with the Audubon Society folks. Meet a little before 9:30am at the ferry terminal building in downtown Kodiak. From there you will car pool to Narrow Cape to walk and watch the whales. Bring a lunch, water, boots (there will probably be some mud and mushy land to go through) and wind/water proof gear (you'll be fairly exposed to the wind on part of the hike). Don't forget your binoculars!