Watching Whales

The blogosphere got smaller last month for me. We spent a week in gorgeous Maui, HI with Mr. and Mrs. ET. What a privilege to meet my blogging friend of nearly four years. It’s one of those highlight trips you never forget. Here is one of the activities we experienced together.

The Eternal Traveller

Holiday in Hawaii #5

After migrating more than 4800 kilometres from the Gulf of Alaska at the end of each year,  thousands of humpback whales bask in the warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands. Every morning, from our eighth floor balcony, we saw whales passing by. With coffee in one hand and binoculars in the other we scanned the ocean looking for blows. Sometimes the binoculars weren’t even necessary.

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These tantalising glimpses of whales left us wanting more, so we joined an early morning whale watching tour with the Pacific Whale Foundation. The rising sun gilded the West Maui mountains as the catamaran Ocean Spirit glided effortlessly out of Lahaina’s sheltered boat harbour into Auau Channel.

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Once in open water, we gathered along the railing, searching for signs that whales were about – the first blow was greeted with excited cries.

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Expert commentary from our guide told us where to…

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, author, blogger and retired teacher/consultant. Read more about me here. http://wp.me/P7tP3I-2

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