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California Dreaming

Moby Dick

on March 9, 2014

We didn’t get to see Moby, but we did follow a pod of 3 grey whales for a bit and saw them surface and dive.  We were on quite a small boat compare to some of the whale watching vessels.  Ours was called the producer.

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We sensibly dossed everyone up on dramamine before setting out, which was a good job as it was a bumpy ride.  About half the passengers missed the whales as they had their head in their hands (or over the side).

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It is pretty difficult to photograph the whales, you only really see the head and the tail, and the later only as it is going under. They have about 3 breaths spaced about 20 seconds apart then they go under for several minutes.  As they go under they flip their tails.  This is all I managed to get;

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But this is what I was trying to get:

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We ate lunch afterwards at the fish market just next to the jetty, which have a fast food type restaurant with the freshest fish you can imagine.

 

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One response to “Moby Dick

  1. Moira says:

    Hi again, your photos are fab. I especially love the one of you all on the boat and I absolutely adore koala bears so thanks for the cute photos. It’s also great to see you are having such nice weather. We are having an incredible heatwave here. Bruno took me and his mum to La Rochelle yesterday and we had temperatures between 20 and 26 degrees!!! I kept Bruno for tea cos he was very upset as he had to have his doggy put down on Saturday and it was better he went home straight to bed after a right good natter. When you get back can we bring him for a coffee or apéritif? He is always asking after the girls, he is a sweetie and is amazing with animals. We are so fortunate to have him as a neighbour and to help me with the horses. Martin and the guys are due back tomorrow afternoon from their rugby trip so big reunions tomorrow!!
    Bonnes vacances. Continuez à en profiter à fond.
    Gros bisous.
    Moira

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