This was only my 4th cruise this season--- wow, I know! It turned out to be a beautiful day and successful in sighting whales. Since it's toward the end of the season, the boat was not sold out- so I was able to spend some quality time with the passengers. I met some college students from Germany, France & Switzerland. And a family visiting from England. I spoke with alot of kids- eager to see a whale for the first time.... and VOILA!
We came upon 3 Adult Gray whales. They were very cooperative- coming close to the boat and letting us "watch" their party, um I mean, mating. As Kim (the other volunteer on board) called it, they "Pec'd". (In other words, they showed us their pectoral fins as they turned and rolled - which is commonly part of the mating behavior).
I think I'll make it out one more time (as a passenger) when Heather visits a week from today!