Monday, September 7, 2009

Whale Watching






It has been a long dream of mine to be able to go and see whales out in nature. So we decided that we would go to Friday Harbor and go on a whale watching tour. We went up to Anacortas and then took a ferry. There is so much beauty around us to enjoy, and as must of you know how much I love rivers , oceans, and the sound. It does wonders to my soul, next to being with my children and their spouses and our grandkids. We got their early so we were able to walk around and see the the Rouche Harbor where we were going to take off. It is a nice little town.

We got on the boat. They told us that we would be out until we saw a whale. Just a couple of days ago they had to go out two hours before they saw any. We had to travel probably 45 min and then we saw a lot of other boats, and that meant they had a spotting of whales. Their were three pods out. We had to stay a ways from them because of regulations (1/4 mile). But you could see spouts of water going up and water splashes from them breaching. That was exciting. So we kept looking at the shore line to see them. Paul used binoculars to see any of this, he was real patient because I would point out what direction to look and he would occasionally spot some. For that reason we wished that we had gone about 15 years ago so Paul could have seen them easier. Occasionally we had one close enough to see a fin, or be on its back and that was exciting. I didn't get any pictures of whales because they came up and down so fast that I didn't want to miss anything.

7 comments:

Ryan & Amanda said...

How exciting, that sounds so fun! Next time we come up we'll have to go out again Ryan and I would both love to go! You are definitely right, you are surrounded by so much beauty up there!

Erin said...

sounds like we need to make a family trip out of it. We would love to go!

Cori said...

Did you get sea sick at all? When we went in California ( i was 12) we all got really sick and missed all the whales. I would love to try again especially for orcas. I guess we should all save our pennies I know its not a cheap adventure!!!

Cooper said...

That sounds so fun... something Tom and I would love to do! I want to swim with Dolphins someday too! Glad you got to do that!

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