Whale Watching

Have you ever been whale watching?  I’ve been to the coast so many times and never actually went whale watching!!  My daughter and grandson were here visiting from Kansas and wanted to go whale watching – so we booked a tour with Dockside Charters out of Depot Bay.

When we first ventured out on the boat, I was a nervous.  How big were the whales going to be?  How far out will we go?  Am I going to get sea sick??

Not my grandson – he was ready to go!  “Look mom, I’m on the Titanic”!

Feeling nervous again.

Everyone was boarded and out we went.  The water was pretty choppy so the boat bounced around quite a bit.  Sometimes it felt like it was going to tip over.

 

 

 

 

 

 I was starting to feel a bit scared and then I saw it!  A whale!!

We drove around the waters for about 40 minutes looking for blow spouts to follow.  We had several sightings, but they were so fast I couldn’t get a good picture of them all.  I prayed for a full breach (totally out of the water), but I did get a good tail view.  Again, mighty fast!!

And then it hit.  Sea sick.  Even out in the open air, focused on whales, Oh lordy don’t let me get sick.  Fortunately, by now the tour was about finished and within 10 minutes we headed back to the dock.  Took me some crackers and a bottle of water to fully recover, but it was well worth it. What amazing and majestic creatures these whales are.

I wonder what they thought of us following them around.  “Oh great, here comes the paparazzi again!”

We were also lucky enough to see some California sea lions enjoying some sunshine on a buoy.  They were completely unfazed by the passing whales.

In spite of the nerves of the unknown and getting seriously nauseous toward the end, it was so worth it!!  I would do it again in a heartbeat (with anti nausea meds this time).

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Do it Yourself Crafts and Decorating Link Up # 55

I’ve been at the beach all week and I’m inspired!  I’m hoping you are too!

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFTS and DECORATING

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

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But if you have a great recipes, please share it here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


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Tulip Festival – It’s almost over!

The festival has been extended an extra week!!  You have two more weeks to head out and check out some beautiful blooms!

 

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Crafts and Decorating!! DIY Link up #54

Sorry the party is late!!  What a week it’s been – working a booth at the tulip festival (selling photos) for two weekends, really busy at my full time job at the child care center – AND getting ready for company coming this week!!  But enough of the excuses….

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFTS and DECORATING

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

april 13 - 6-9pmwoodstocks pizza416 broadway avenue

But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

But if you have a great recipes, please share it here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


And now – a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared last week!  There were some great ideas.  And here are the most visited posts!

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Do it Yourself – Crafty Link up #53

DIY – Do it Yourself CRAFTS and DECORATING

(Please do not post recipes or items for sale!)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

april 13 - 6-9pmwoodstocks pizza416 broadway avenue

But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

But if you have a great recipes, please share it here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


And now – a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared last week!  There were some great ideas.  And here are the most visited posts!

 Please visit the featured bloggers and leave them a comment.  Let them know how amazing they are!


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