Last week when I was in Massachusetts, Carolyn mentioned she had a "surprise event" planned for me while I was visiting. No matter how much I begged or whined, she wouldn't tell me until after I had arrived and we had done several day trips. Then one night before going to bed, she asked if I got seasick on boats. When my response was negative, she proceeded to tell me that on Thursday we would be going whale watching on the boat Eye Spy.
On Thursday the weather was perfect...bright sunny skies. As Carolyn and I boarded the boat, we were greeted by a crew member and were told tea and cake were being served in the lower galley. After this refreshment we went up to the top deck and found a perfect spot to view whales.
The Eye Spy
Passing Moreton Island out to the whaling grounds.
Captain Kerri pointing out a whale.
Although we saw an incredible amount of whales (four different pods) during our trip, it was really difficult getting a good shot. I got fins, tails, waterspouts and splashes.... but I was never able to capture a whale breaching. Sigh.
Returning to Redcliffe, I had to smile. Carolyn was bright red with sunburn....I, on the other hand, was not. On our way to catch the boat earlier in the day, we had stopped at one of the shops along the boardwalk and I had plastered my face and arms with the "freebie" emu oil. It worked!