Whale Watching

Trip Start Sep 18, 2006
Trip End Oct 02, 2006

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Flag of Canada  , Nova Scotia,
Saturday, September 23, 2006

Wow! What a day. We got up to a wonderful warm blue sky day so our whale watching dream became a reality. The reservations we had made yesterday didn't work because it was too windy to leave from that prearranged spot but we were advised to drive further down the penninsula and attempt the adventure from a different location. The backup plan worked and was probably better from the second spot anyway. It took about an hour to get far enough out into The Bay of Fundy to where there "might" be whales. We spotted them by spying their blow sprays on the horizon. There was three in that group, all humpbacks. They were fascinating and stayed real close to the boat for a good show. One of the guys on the tour with us said he had been on a few whale watching tours like this but had never seen them as close as we did today. We watched that group for about 45 min and then went on to find more. We lucked out and found one by itself, or so we thought. It turned out to have a friend and so we watched those 2 for a while but they weren't as good at performing. We only watched them for about 20 min and moved on to another spot and found 2 more. It was awesome. The guide on the boat with us had a chart showing the markings on the underside of their tails and identified 6 out of the 7 with names and histories etc. We learned lots about humpback whales and also about the lobster industry as the captain of the tour boat was actually a lobster fisherman during lobster season (Nov to May) and a whale watching tour boat operator during whale season (June to September) We're off to Lunenburg tomorrow and a Sailing Adventure the day after that. We're still trying to get some photos on these entries so check back at the other days to see if we've added pictures or not.Good Night.
Hey this is Larry here. I'm going to buy a lobster boat and start my next career. At the lowest price for lobster I can gross $400,000.00 per year and at the high price I could gross $720,000.00 per year. Sounds good eh!!!!! Only trouble is I was on a boat for four hours today and I'm still walking like I'm drunk plus lobstering is alot of work too. Anyways fun to think about for a minute or two.
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