2 days... with whales & dolphins
Last weekend (Saturday, 1/31/09):
I went out on both cruises .. and at the end of the day, we saw a total of 8 whales! It was a nice day on the water.
The big surprise happened at the end of the afternoon cruise. We came upon a trio of adult gray whales that were surrounded by various sailboats and a moter boat (~10). They clearly were not happy with the attention.
All of a sudden, the whales surfaced RIGHT NEXT TO the bow of the Adventure! Whoaaa... the captain immediately backed up the boat and we left the area.
Here's a moment from earlier in the day... we had great visibililty!
TODAY'S morning cruise:
... a 'typical' (but not common) winter storm day in San Diego didn't stop the Adventure Hornblower from going out in search of whales & dolphins. It was actually quite beautiful at sea - the dark clouds hanging over Point Loma & the city- seeing the rain showers coming down. The Coronados Islands were lit from the sunshine for awhile, and then covered in dark clouds. Amazing!
There were only 80 passengers, so plenty of rail space for everyone when we came upon 2 juvenile whales. The were the usual unpredictable 'teenagers'.... surfacing, then down for 10 minutes- surface again, fluke and only stay down for 3 minutes- only to show up on the other side of the boat. Regardless, I think everyone enjoyed seeing the show.
We also had some Common dolphins visit us to ride the bow waves. FUN! I have sea legs, but being out on the seas during a 'storm' sure is a workout. I collapsed for a long nap when I got home. I'm looking forward to next weekend!
Posted by Leslie
at 6:50 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 02/07/2009 7:35 PM PST