Sunday, 7 August 2011

Whale Watching Tour!

We took our family on a whale watching tour this weekend. Even though we have lived on this island for 11 years now we have never done this! Crazy! We were lucky enough to score a Groupon (love them!) discount and got a good deal on the tour.

When we first arrived we had to suit up in big red suits...not for the fashion conscious! We hiked down the hill and to the boat looking like we were a Nasa team off to the rocket launch! Quite a site to see!

Once we "gracefully" boarded the boat in our suits we were all ready to go!

The weather turned out to be ideal - sunny and as calm of waters as we could expect - Perfect!

We were lucky enough to see humpback whales and not only that but a mother with her baby! They were happy to show off for us and even jumped out of the water! For the baby we were told, this is called breaching - what a sight!

On the tour we also saw sea lions, sea otters, seals and a ton of birds! This includes one that I was not even aware of...the puffin.

As we headed back to shore we were treated to the site of two Eagles soaring the skies! They looked fantastic...until the started to swoop down on a poor seagull that was sitting on the water with little hope of survival! Luckily...the eagles did not make off with their prey in front of us! I of life and all...but I was happy to not be a part of that!

Now I'm off to work on design ideas for the Calendar Club!

Happy Crafting everyone!


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you had a great time! By the way Puffins are the Newfoundland bird. We are everywhere!! See you tonight!

Ann Flynn said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast, especially from the text message we got! Very excited and very wordy! We definately need to do that someday!