We read in the weekend newspaper that large numbers of blue whales and humpback whales were feeding on krill in Monterey
Canyon. With one day left before heading out of town, I signed up for a whale watching opportunity with the girls. The experience was pretty fun for the kids (not totally awesome
because my 5 year old would have preferred ice cream) - but absolutely magical for me. With one hand holding onto my youngest's life jacket, and the other balancing a tippy camera, I managed to snap a few shots and a short 30 second video during our 4 hour boat ride. If you are curious about a trip, check out Monterey Bay Whale Watch at http://www.gowhales.com/
The blowhole of a friendly humpback whale
Humpback whale head and mouth
Humpback whale back
Humpback whale turning over with fin
Scanning the horizon for blue whales, seeing the "footprint"
Spotting the blue whale
Short video clip of the sightings
Me, on the boat ride back to harbor, totally content
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That's an amazing experience! How neat to be able to have an impromptu for such a trip like this. I can tell from your photo how happy and excited you are! :)
I'm totally jealous! Kids whale watching & humpbacks to boot? You rock, mama!
That is so cool!!! Was that your daughter saying "the humpback whale said hello"?!? Too cute!
I remember when a humpback whale and its calf went up the Sacramento Deep Water channel and ended up hanging out in the Port of Sacramento for about a week. At the time I lived less than a miole from the port so I would take the kids in the stroller every day up to see the whales. It was such a neat experience but I think it would be that much cooler to see them in their intended environment!
how wonderful! your kids must have been thrilled, what a fabulous thing to do!
Oooohhh, you're my day trip hero for the summer. I will need to find time to fit this in, I think I can get over my seasick fears and get on the boat for those whales.
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