Frequent passengers Sandy writes about her 3 trips yesterday, we did a morning mid day and a late afternoon sunset cruise
Spending an 80-degree day at the end of October on the water turned out to be an unforgettable trifecta whale watching experience. The first excursion marked my Mom’s inaugural whale watching adventure, and it exceeded all expectations. We were fortunate to spot three majestic whales, one of them swimming right alongside our boat.
Our second journey brought us face-to-face with one of the same whales from earlier, and we were treated to a delightful sighting of a pair of playful dolphins near Spring Lake.
But the grand finale trip number 3 of the day awaited us. As we ventured east of the Highlands, our luck seemed to run thin. We began our westward return, contenting ourselves with the prospect of witnessing a beautiful sunset.
Unexpectedly, a double dose of wonder unfolded before our eyes. Not one, but two whales appeared on the horizon, engaging in a spectacular double lunge feed. Initially, I feared I had missed the moment, as I was too focused on my camera’s zoom function. Nevertheless, I managed to capture a few decent shots. The splendor continued unabated. The full moon began its ascent, framed by the two whales and punctuated by several more awe-inspiring lunge feeds.
Regrettably, my amateur photography skills failed to adjust to the dimming light conditions, resulting in less-than-ideal pictures. Nonetheless, the experience was undeniably extraordinary. It was truly a remarkable day to remember.
Sunday was on our 2nd trip 6 years ago and has enjoyed all the trips and found a love of photography it seems – Bill
Our whale watching season goes till mid December mostly holidays and weekends at this time of the year. – Bill