Getting outdoors may be the best medicine! In fact, sunshine is often prescribed as a healing antidote to life's troubles. So if you've been cooped up too long and want to get outdoors (all while keeping social distancing for everyone's safety and health), then go watch the whales.

Edmonds is blessed with 1,000 feet of waterfront, from the marina to Haines Wharf Park. Take a walk on the beach or sit on a bench with some local take-out lunch or dinner. And watch the whales.

Puget Sound Express continues to run their boats, typically with reduced ridership and more space between passengers. Consider a tour to see the gray whales, which are making their migration now. 

Gray whales are up to 4 feet long and weigh as much as 40 tons. They're an amazing sight! Also in our Salish Sea waters around Edmonds are minke whales, orcas and humpbacks. 

Puget Sound Express, which guarantees a whale sighting, operates whale watching tours from Edmonds’ marina through Apr. 30. 

The Chilkat Express leaves the Edmonds Marina, crosses the magnificent Strait of Juan de Fuca and travels toward the San Juan Islands, or wherever the whales happen to be that day. Along the way, the natural history and wildlife are pointed out by  trained marine naturalists.

This may be just the time to go watch the whales.