Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vacation Recap: Whale and Dolphin Safari

Wednesday p.m.: Weights

I decided to "sleep in" Wednesday morning and just do weights after work.

Of course I still woke up a little before 5. Oh well!

While we were in California we went on a whale and dolphin tour with Captain Dave in Dana Point.
Wow, am I glad we did this! It turned out to be my favorite part of vacation.

Before this trip to Cali I had never seen whales before. We saw them from the shore just about every night and using the binoculars we spotted a few from our balcony. The Gray Whales are making their yearly journey from Mexico to Alaska.

We saw 4 Gray Whales and one Fin Whale.
The whales are very fun to see, but that was nothing compared to the 1000+ dolphins that ended up surrounding us. As far as you could see there were dolphins jumping out of the water.

I'm not sure how long we stayed like this, but it was quite some time. The dolphins were playing with us - swimming right along the boat, looking at us and making their sonar sound (does that even make sense?!).

It might have been the coolest thing I ever witnessed.

After the whales we saw the second set of 2 Gray Whales. 
I finally got my tail pictures!

This one is my favorite. 

If you find yourself in the area, go visit Captain Dave. The crew was great and they do wonderful things for conservation and rescue of the whales and other sea life.

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