Friday, August 17, 2007

Boothbay Harbor - Whale Watching

Today we booked passage on a whale watching ship. We went out 28 miles from shore to find where the whales feed during the summer, fattening up to survive the winter. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we had a grand view. We spotted a whale surfacing and blowing ("thar she blows!") and then diving again. They stay under for about 5 minutes before surfacing again. On the way out we saw an ocean sunfish and tuna in the distance. We'll look at the weather tonight and decide on whether we go on or stay over another day, it all depends upon the weather. On the way back they took us by a colony of seals sunning themselves.