Sunday, September 5, 2010

i see {whales!}

Hey there blog friends!  How's it going?  It's Labor Day Weekend here in the US, and today my hubby and I went whale watching!  This past week, we've actually seen some whales off of the coast just driving down the road, so we decided it'd be fun to go out whale watching on a boat.  It was amazing!  I wish it wasn't so fogged in today, but we were still able to see a good number of these awesome creatures {about 6-8!} up close and personal.  Here are some snaps from our excursion.  The first one we saw actually showed us his tail, but of course, the camera wasn't quite ready for that at the time {total bummer!!}.  We saw most of these whales just west of Pt Vicente lighthouse, which is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
In the distance, you can see the top of a whale..It was probably an hour and a half into our 3 hr journey before we saw any.  You can imagine we were all getting wrestless in the hopes to see at least 1.  Little did we know we'd be in for a treat. 
This whale and her calf showed up shortly after.  These whales were enormous! We were all oohing and ahhing before we all realized there were a bunch of whales around our boat!
One thing that our crew members told us to watch out for were birds, because they feed on the krill that get pushed to the top by the whales.  Sure enough...visions of whales ensued.
I discovered these whales were tough to capture on camera!  If you look closely, you'll see the spray from the whale's blow hole!  I didn't want to miss it in person, so you'll have to bear with me on these photos.
Here's another one I was able to capture on film!  The pictures definitely don't do the sightings justice.  It really was quite a sight!
Michael and I doing our traditional self portrait shot.  Not gonna lie - it looks cold cuz it WAS!
This is Pt Fermin, just north of the Long Beach Port.
This is the lighthouse at the end of the break wall just outside of the Port of LA.
And we're back at the Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach.  All in all, it was a super fun trip and our 3 hour tour was definitely worth the while! 

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!


Regina said...

What an adventure! It must have been fantastic!

sending greetings from Germany

sweet craf-tea chick said...

awesome pix! i went whale watching a couple times here...only spotted them on Maui but they were far away ;p'. thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

I'm glad you were able to see the whales. Great pictures!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures Rose! Great picture of you and your hubby!

Vicki said...

Hey Rose! That sounded like so much fun. I have always wanted to go whale watching. You got some great pics too! Glad you had such a great time.