Whale Watching with NAI
March 29, 2003
Santa Barbara Channel
Fred & Dona as we board the boat
"Splash Girl", with Anacapa Island on the horizon
Some dolphin came along side under the water
They turned out to be jumpers
So we all got great pictures!
Now this is what we came for - "Thar She Blows!"
After the "blow" comes the huge hump, gracefully rising out of the water
And then the Fluke - just before vanishing. The sequence then repeats itself with the vaporized cloud of the "blow", etc.
We then headed for Santa Cruz Island (Anacapa Island in the distance on the left horizon). Pretty "rough" out there, eh?
We dropped off some campers at Santa Cruz Island. (Well, maybe "pushed off" is more like it!)
On the way to pick up a couple of folks at Prisoners Harbor, we passed this beach of sea lions basking in the warm, spring sun (75 degrees)
The "pickup" at Prisoner's Harbor Pier
One of the many oil rigs offshore
Smiles after a Super day on the water
A great time was indeed had by everyone! 'Til another time...
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