Today I went whale watching! I've always wanted to do this, and though I've seen very distant whales from the shore (or a ship), I've never taken a boat tour specifically to see them. Fortunately, Depoe Bay has reasonably-priced tours available and so three friends and I went on one.
We ended up seeing just one whale that kept surfacing, and we didn't see its tale or anything, just parts of its back. So don't expect much with these photos, but it's still exciting to see a whale at such close proximity.
N pointed out this jelly fish, which was fun. I love seeing animals in the wild.
The whale breath.
It was close enough to the boat at one point that we could hear it breathing this water out.
Then the boat driver took us out to this buoy where sea lions like to hang out.
When we got back to the dock, there were some people cleaning fish, so we watched them for a bit.
Someone caught this really big fish. Some guy who seemed to know a lot about fish called it a Lean Cod, I think. Or maybe that first word was something else.. I obviously don't know a lot about fish.
They threw some of the fish scraps over the edge so seagulls could eat them.
I took several photos of the ocean.
A random pair of photos, but they were the only two verticals.
Seeing the crabs must've influenced me, because I ordered crab salad for lunch.
I don't think these photos adequately convey it, but it was a great trip. The weather was perfect, I had good company and I didn't get motion sickness.