Friday, March 27, 2009

a whale of a good time--now with sound!

(If you click here, you can now hear a recording of the waves, our whale-watching guide, and of some of the other watchers that day.)

In all the years we've lived in Oregon, we've never gone whale-watching. So, yesterday we took off and gave it a try. We stopped at a look-out just north of Sea Lion Caves and looked out to sea. The day was lovely--no wind, just a few sprinkles of rain, not too much fog.

Nelson scanning the horizon for spouts.

Heather took a turn with the binoculars.

A brave gull that let me get pretty close.


David and Nelson fed the brave gull.

The good news is that we all got to see at least some spouts. A very nice whale-watching guide (you can see her in the video) lent David some binoculars, so he saw a tail and more. Way fun.


PJ Productions said...

Very cool. What a great spring break activity. Thanks for helping out with Jessica today. She loves your family.

Kathy said...

We love her too!

Lisa said...

When we were first married, we took Kari, Mike and Kim whale watching at the coast. It was a lot of fun. I'm glad you got to go!

Meg said...

I've always wanted to go whale watching.

At least you saw some tails!

Sara said...

That's great! (especially that you didn't get pouring rain.) I was very close to packing up the kids and heading to the coast, but didn't quite make it. One of these days we'll make it out to whale-watch....

rachel said...

How fun!