A Whale of a Good Time: in Newport Beach

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Thanks to our daughter and her fiancé we had a wonderful time on our morning whale-watching excursion. Leaving from Balboa Island at 9 AM, I quickly forgot my concerns about the (really) chilly weather and potentially rough seas, when we spotted two grey whales just as we left the harbor.  We followed the whales for quite a while as they headed south on their long journey from Alaska to Mexico. As the marine haze lifted it turned into a beautiful, clear day.

dsc_0242 dsc_0241 dsc_0240  During the 2-hour trip with Newport Coastal Adventures, we zoomed around in a 6-passenger zodiac at 20-30 mph and that was a thrill ride all its own. Another highlight was finding ourselves in the middle of a pod of hundreds dsc_0382of playful common dolphin.

It was a blast. We loved it!

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Posted on February 5, 2017, in California, USA and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow! What an exciting morning you had on the ocean! So many adorable sea creatures! Were you expecting to see whales, dolphins, seals and sea eagles (or whatever those beautiful birds are called)? Fun adventure with Ashley and James!
    Thanks for these great photos. Miss you….xoxo

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