This morning at dark-o-thirty we snuck out of our beds, quickly dressed, grabbing a roll, a cup of coffee, apple bananas, and headed for the pier of Lahaina. This was to be the morning of the whale watching adventure.
Once we found our premier spots top deck in the center, we were treated to the sky turning the water the softest sweetest pink. Black whales tales popping up here and there, but the captain wanted us to see the sunrise over Halekala. I thought the pink and blue combo on the ocean was the softest sweetest sight. Reminding me that it won't be long and there will be a new sweet blue or pink someone joining our family.
#1 was very observant, and spotted whales long before most adults noticed them. We had one whale come so close to the boat, that they call it being mugged. A boat is not to get within a 100 yards of a whale, but if a whale comes to us, then we have to wait for them to leave. The sound of them blowing when they were right next to the boat was deafening! They can blow water out of their spout at 300 mph, so imagine the sound when that force is in effect!
We watched a mama and her calf, a competition pod trying to gain the attention of a certain lady whale, and watched some big pectoral fins slapping the surface. So many different things to see, it was the best whale trip I've taken to date.
|Hello sunrise! Aren't you the most beautiful sight to behold!|