Tuesday, May 8, 2012
We went whale watching on Saturday. We saw a mama whale and her calf. The captain of our boat was very good to tell us which side of the boat to look (and used non-nautical terms like "to the left, or 1:00," as opposed to port and starboard for all us landlubbers. Besides the two grey whales, we saw a dolphin, a shark (basking shark), and he took us out to a buoy to have a gander at all the sea lions doing their own basking.
|This is the dolphin we saw as we were headed to the whale site. He frolicked for a good long while, swimming underneath the boat, as though he were leading us to where we needed to be. Very cool.|
|Here's the first sighting of the whale. Too far off to see anything than the puff of water from her blowhole.|
|Look how close they're getting to that scuba diving boat!|
|And can you imagine being that guy on that paddle board? "Whale. WHALE!"|
|I'm pretty sure that's both the mama and the calf together. Generally the baby would surface first for some air, followed a few moments later by its mama.|