In my last post, I made mention about the sun being out most of the day. This is such a hard thing to get used to. My final line should have read, “It’s 9:45 at night and I’m still wearing my sunglasses.” It doesn’t really get dark until after midnight and then the sun is back up around 6 am.
After I wrote and posted, we drove over to the grocery store to pick up a few things. It’s 10:30 at night and there’s people walking around and doing normal daytime activities when anywhere else in the states, they would be in bed, or at least in their homes getting ready for bed.
I love the sunshine and is one reason my blog is named what it is, but I don’t know if I would want this much of it.
Yesterday we went whale watching and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Since they can’t guarantee that we’ll see any, the fact that we saw many made for a great day at sea. Many of the sitings were of mother and calf so there were double spoutings and fluking. We even saw some playfulness when both mother and calf breached (jumps out of the water). Here’s about the best picture I got of this.
There was another time when we came up on a whale so fast that the captain had to throw the boat into reverse as not to hit it. The next thing we know is that the whale is directly under our boat where we could look down and watch it swim underneath us. Amazing is about the only way I can describe that site.
I found myself in a bit of a quandary. I wanted to take pictures but wasn’t able to simply watch the whales with a camera constantly up to my eye. So I took some pictures, but most of the time I just stood at the railing and watched the show.
What a lovely day it was.