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.
We are originally from Utah. I'm from Salt Lake City and my husband is from Enterprise Utah. We've been married for 31 years. After Paul graduation from BYU we left and took our small family to live in Tokyo Japan for 4 years. He had served a mission their and loved it. So we went back and really enjoy the experience their. We lived in SLC for awhile and them moved up to Washington in September 1988. Where we raised our four children. We love it up here with being close to the puget sound, ocean, lakes, and mountains. Now our children are grown and have kids of their own. They suggested that we start a blog so they can here whats going on in our lives.