Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 72: Tail of a Whale

We've had some gorgeous weather this week. No wind, excellent visibility and the seas were flat. And then there were the whales. We've had fairly low numbers of cetaceans this year but they showed up with a vengeance a couple days ago. We had over a dozen blue whales, 40+ humpback whales, our resident gray whale, and a pod of Risso's dolphin's and northern right whale dolphins. All of these were observed from shore so I don't have any pictures but I do have a picture of us doing what we call "porching." It involves taking advantage of the good weather to hang out on the porch and watch the whales go by. There are worse ways to spend an evening.

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