I went out today with a friend to see the Grey Whales up close. There is a Blue Whale nearby – but we did not see him today. . . .
I didn’t get very many great shots- She, DD, surfaced quite a few times right near us. This is the top of her Fluke or Tail. I was a little busy loosing my breakfast overboard. . . . I have never been seasick before – I couldn’t believe it hit today! I did get a few shots – and a couple of videos. DD showed the rest of the group her fluke several times and stayed really near to the Zodiac.
Ridge of DD’s back. Below is our fun little Zodiac Whale Research Vessel. Our Biologist, Carrie, was really really a great teacher. She showed us the differences between the Sea Lions and the Seals, named all of the birds for us, gave us a fun class on the local resident whales, and was perky and fun to be with! I’m feeling a bit sorry for her deck hand. I think he’s cleaning up my spittle from loosing my breakfast. I was queasy when we left the harbor and then had a horrid episode out in the water when the Whale was there. I hope he likes Oatmeal and Peanut Butter.
Here is a little video of our day – it is under 4 minutes long –
DD is a grey whale sorry for the typos saying she is a humpback! I forgot to mention a new life list bird Sooty Shearwater!
Pingback: Tourists in Depoe Bay and Newport | Petra School
Love it! (Sorry you got sick tho.) That would have been SO MUCH FUN! (I must admit I’m a little jealous – of the viewing not the sickness. *grin*)
In Patagonia Argentina, we also have whale watching trips.
Bummer! At least by living near the water there will be other opportunities for whale watching. I enjoyed the pic’s…great camera
Oh Angie, I’m so sorry you were sick. I’m scared to go whale watching because I know I’ll get sick. I remember my trip snorkeling in Hawaii…all too well.