Whale Watching Off the Coast Of Maui

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Whale season in Hawaii is November through February. V doesn’t like boats, so I enjoyed whale watching with friends.

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Yes, that’s the original Justin Beaver with Manny enjoying whale watching together.

Whales come here to lose weight, date and have children. Sometimes they are pretty active even though they don’t eat for six months.

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My best shot all morning

I lose steam after about four hours of not eating, but they blow off steam constantly.

You might not know whether this one is flapping or blowing off steam, but either way, he's active.
You might not know whether this one is flapping or blowing off steam, but either way, he’s active.

With thousands of whales to choose from, I thought I would capture an amazing shot of a whale smiling at me like to the one in the poster.

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Most of the time you stare at the sea and see nothing but waves.

See the whale? Can you tell it from the waves? OK maybe there isn't one.
See the whale? Can you tell it from the waves? Okay, maybe there isn’t one.

Eventually, you begin to imagine that whitecaps or undulations might be whales just getting ready to surface, so you keep staring. Then you get tired of staring, and turn to your friends and snap their pictures. Carol caught a great shot of a flipping tail splashing water.  I turned away for a second and captured a picture of Darrel and Connie against the sun, which I thought was just as magnificent.

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I spent most of my time on the right side of the boat, staring at 1:00, which is where most of the activity took place. Then I heard shouts from the other side of the boat, and rushed over there, leaving my perfect viewpoint. About that time the whales at 1:00 surfaced and I got this picture.

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Then I moved closer to get a better shot and got this.

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We had a great time and loved the trip. Manny is going to write about his take later. He learned a lot as well and made some new friends.

Some people can whalewatch standing on one foot.
Some people can whale watch standing on one foot.

And this was NOT a tall tail tale.

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The end 🙂

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Manny’s a Whale Watcher

Here comes one now.

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“They’re right here, Mom.  See them swimming.  And here we are.”

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“Unfortunately, Manny you’re just looking at the sign.  You have to look at the ocean to see them.”

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“Mom, do you think I need glasses?  I can’t see the ocean.”

Do you ever feel like Manny feels.  The answer must be somewhere nearby, but you just can’t see it?  Tell him about it.  It will make him feel better.