Saturday, August 06, 2011

New Game. Dodge Whale!

It's bad when you are in a 50 foot boat, and you keep hearing the line from Jaws, "We're going to need a bigger boat!"

Yesterday evening we left Provincetown (which make SF look tame) and sailed all night to Booth Bay Harbor, Maine. Easy....Not!

We sailed right through Stillwagen Banks, which is a huge National Marine Sanctuary. They have TONS of whales. I saw a Minke whale on the way out of the harbor, and so many Humpbacks, we had to hand drive to miss them. We saw at least 10 whales breaching, and 1 whale must have tail slapped the water 20 times. Jim said he obviously wasn't getting what he wanted, and we couldn't supply it. We also saw a whale flippers and tail in the air, waggling his huge white flippers. Again, we couldn't help. At one point 2 HUGE Humpbacks went by 20 yards away.

There were more whales than Lobster Pots! And this is Maine!