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Oct. 6th, 2005

Went on my first whale watch today. Watched whales. Watches whales eat. Watched two whales fluking. Felt whale's breath on face. Listened to whales breathing. Took most of 100 pictures; I'm pleased with the results given the limitations of my camera. Enjoyed being out to sea.

While adventuring through one corn maze may well have been sufficient for this lifetime, a single whale watch clearly isn't...even though we saw far more than a single whale. At least four humpbacks, and maybe five, plus one minke. And one of the humpbacks was right there! As in, look straight down off the back port side. There! At a time when there were only four or five of us standing at the back of the boat.

Saw the Hood dairy blimp as we were heading back to shore. It was bigger than the whales, but not nearly as close.

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batwrangler
Oct. 7th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
Wow! That's much better luck than I've ever had on a whale watch! I've been on two: We saw a few whales the first time, but none particularly close or active; and lots and lots of Atlantic white-sided dolphins the second time, so at least there was some leaping into the air then, but the roll of film that would have the good pictures on it turned out to have been "pre-exposed".
lsanderson
Oct. 7th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Kewl!
Sounds like a great time.
timill
Oct. 7th, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
So: does Hood have a meat blimp too?

(too much time in rec.arts.sf.fandom, I think)
gerisullivan
Oct. 8th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
In the interest of being rasff canonical, I'm afraid I must report back that there was, but it didn't survive the bris.
dlacey
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
Sounds great. Will you be posting the pictures?

Watched two whales fluking.

Boy, did I read that wrong at first glance.
judith_dascoyne
Oct. 7th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
yup
I did too
jcbemis
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
me too. want pictures.
gerisullivan
Oct. 8th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Pictures going up tonight if I don't fall asleep first.

As for you, judith_dascoyne, and jcbemis, all I can say is that if I'm whistling, it's with satisfaction rather than in innocence.
thirdworld
Oct. 7th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
Nice!
Better than my trip from the same place. Very nice. And you can never go on enough whale watches.
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