Pam, Steve and Jeremy Withers

A few weeks ago I had the best birthday ever. Why? Not just because my husband and son took me out to dinner on the ocean-side deck of the Springwater Lodge on Mayne Island, British Columbia, but because as we were dining, an orca and her two babies swam by, then breached (leapt) for us. Just to wish me happy birthday, of course. No, they’re not in the photo. But they were there celebrating, truly!