Samantha Larson’s personal account in High Country News of her lifelong relationship with the San Juan Islands moved many readers. One was fellow NSWA member and current NSWA Secretary Ashley Braun, who visited the San Juans with Samantha and other friends. Ashley captured their magical encounter with the region’s resident orcas in DeSmogBlog. Samantha and Ashley posted videos and photos, too. @samantson and @ashleybraun image: Ashley Braun