Monday, March 25, 2013

Whale Watching

A couple weeks ago, we went whale watching with some of our friends for President's day.  We were talking a stroll around the neighborhood that morning trying to decide what to do on Colby's day off from school.  As we were discussing, we got a text from Nicole inviting us along.  We are so glad we went.  It was a great time.  We took lots of layers, especially for Hudson, and prepared for a good time. We left out of Balboa on the evening cruise, which was great because not only did we get to see wildlife, but we saw the beautiful sunset.  We saw several Fin whales (which I hadn't heard of before, but apparently they are the second largest mammal on earth, second to the blue whale!), dolphins, and sea lions.  It was fun to spend time with the Hagges getting to know them better.

the other boat from our group.  ours only had one deck, which meant less people, less crowds to fight :)
the first evidence of a whale!
Colby and Hudson with Christian, Nicole and Ashtyn
a small portion of the fin whale next to the "footprint"(the really calm/flat spot to the right) of the other one that just went under
the hagges
 Hudson was loving the time with his Dad
 and Colby was loving the time with Hudson--checking out the binoculars
 Sea Lions
Didn't take the time to zoom and crop this one, but I love all the silhouettes of the birds on the jetty during sunset

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