From Passenger Linda
Another whaling adventure. Boat was scheduled for departure at 1:30 pm. A little after 1 pm, you can see the rain moving towards us abd so we went inside to the cabin. So glad we did as it was lightening with wind gust and heavy rain. Remarkedly, the rain was mostly vfinished except for a few drops by 1:30pm. The second part of the adventure began after getting out of the inlet and headed north. No dolphins today, we kept going north to the Highlands and Sandy Hook as this is a common feeding area for the whales. Eventually the whale was spotted at 3 pm. It’s so funny but that is the time we frequently see whales! This whale is #250 and was able to be identified by his Dorsal fin. His fin is triangular in shape and has some white scars on it. We never saw his tail; usually a spout and then a dive. The were a lot of fish near the ocean bottom and we were in only 20 feet of water. The whale must have been feeding towards the ocean floor. The whale was farly close to the boat a couple of times when Sandy says “wish it would come up right here, next to the both”, to which my response was, “like that?”. Sandy was looking directly down from the boat and it was yards away from the boat so she didn’t see it at first. It was so close it didn’t fit into the picture frame. Soon after it was time to head home. The weather held and another adventure conpmeted. As we went under the bridge, saw a black? crowned night heron. Every trip is unique and you never know what to expect!