June 23, 2015 was a beautiful Sitka summer day. We walked the docks, went on the Sitka Conservation Society Salmon cruise watching different salmon hunters, including an eagle sitting on a branch that hardly looked like it could hold her. She dove after a fish that jumped in front of Redoubt Falls and missed. A gill netter, perhaps had better luck in Deep Inlet. The boat captain told us that he had not seen many whales the last few weeks. A few minutes later a mother and calf humpback whale appeared off our starboard, the calf came up right next to the boat. A third whale also made an appearance. The mama was lung feeding. After the cruise we enjoyed a pizza and some port wine on the deck of the Fly Fish Inn watching a sunset tinted by the smoke from the horrible fires up north.