Today we went Whale 🐳 Watching.
The tour was booked weeks in advance. We reached Anacortes WA around 10:30 am.
Ship in the harbor:Flounder Bay
The water was a beautiful dark blue. The waves were frothy and smelled salty and fresh. I hadn’t sailed on the Pacific before and it was a thrilling experience.
We were taken on a small ship/ boat which could go fast. We were promised Whales and we were taking to the part of Pacific where they were sighted today: Canada, BC.
We traveled for almost two hours to find our Whale. It was a female Hump Back Whale. 60 feet in length and weighing a whooping 70 thousand pounds. ( and here I was thinking myself overweight! )
A round trip of 5 hours! Getting wet in the ocean spray and then buffeted with cold wind from the ocean. Quite an adventure. At least for me.
I several times wished I had a spare had to take pictures. I was using the two I have to hold on to the hand rails. There was a bounce and lift which could plunge even a person like me overboard.
These are the ones I took. Except the last one which I got from their website.
San Juan Island
Finally a glimpse
We stayed with it for about an hour during which made several dives and showed the typical Hump Back dive which is the reason for its name. But with my luck at taking pictures, I just managed to get it from a very distant angle. I made a few videos but they really don’t show the real majestic feel of this creature that we saw in real life.
A light house on San Juan
How a real photographer can take the picture
I am no travel blogger nor a photographer. But I hope you enjoy these pictures and the brief account of the trip.