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Monday, April 06, 2009

hawaii whale watch

i am such a slacker! I know I have so much to show from Hawaii, but I'm so unmotivated! Here are some pics from whale watching. the real treat is watching the video of the whales coming right up to the boat. Unfortunately, they won't post, or I'm just inept at getting them on here.

We spent a little over 2 hours out on the ocean with the Captain chasing after a mama and baby whale. We also saw a couple of other whales closeby and several whales breeching full on, out of the water quite a ways out.

There were several cool things about this outing. In fact, I have done many cool things in my life, but this would definatley be in the top 10 of all time. First of all, it was just Joe and I with the captain on this boat in a big empty ocean. That's pretty awesome. He prayed with us before we left the dock that God would protect us and provide some great viewing of his creation. Boy did he! We had whales within 10 feet of the boat and so close we could hear them talking when they swam under us. It was incredible! We also learned quite a bit abotu whales. The most interesting thing was that they leave a footprint when they enter the water. You can see a big, floating oval of slickness when they go under. So cool!

So here are a couple of pictures. Sorry they aren't better...I was too busy enjoying the view! The FOOTPRINT. See the glossy oval? It's the oils from the whale left on the surface.

Oh Captain, My Captain


Anonymous said...

That is awesome! So cool that you got to see so many whales!

Anonymous said...

Matt gave me the picture you did for Sarah and it's great!!! Thanks so much! :)

Anonymous said...

You still there? It's been a while since I've heard from you. Hope you're doing well and getting excited for the end of school! :)