Thursday, August 22, 2013

Whale Tales

Booth Bay Harbor is a lovely, quaint little touristy village a couple of hours north of Portland.  We ate lunch in a cute cafe overlooking the harbor before boarding Cap'n Fish's Whale Watching boat.  Twenty miles out and we spotted three small minke whales and a pod of dolphins riding in our wake.  The captain apologised and told us we had to turn back, time was up.  Just then a Fin whale appeared to the delight and relief of all aboard.  This magnificent mammal is the second largest whale.  All we saw was the sleek, long back and the characteristic dorsal fin that resembles a hook, diving, coming up, diving again.  I managed to get one shot with my point and shoot. Memories last forever.

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