As we are now in June, I figure I better catch up with things on my to-do list and post about the fantastic April date that Price planned for us. (Quick recap: we alternate months and plan surprise dates for us to go on.) In the midst of packing for a move and buying a house we took some time for some fun together and off went went on April 15th for our special date day.
Depending on the activity we either tell each other the night before or the morning of our adventurous date. Well, Pricer waited until the last minute and told me the morning off that we were going on a whale watch!!!! He had originally planned on us going up to Gloucester and embarking from there but when he called to confirm they said the whale watches were canceled because of the weather causing rough seas. Well, crap!!! He kept calling to see what other options we had for the day and magically we were good to go for whale watches out of Plymouth, some 45 miles or so (crow flies) South from Gloucester. yay!!!
We took our tour with Capt. John’s, who provided a great whale watching experience. The ride out to the whale watching area seemed endless but it only dragged on because of the anticipation. Once we go to the area where whales feed we saw a real show from the Humpback, Minke, and Finback whales and the Atlantic white sided dolphins we saw. I learned so much about whales that day from the staff on the boat. The guides were able to identify the whales that we saw becuase of the markings on their tails, flukes.
The day was so great!! I only wish that I had remmebered to put the charged camera battery IN the camera before leaving the house. (I might have cried in the parking lot when I realized my mistake… might have…)
I suggest that when you go on a whale watching tour you:
- bring a fully charged camera
- attach a tether to your camera- you don’t want that going overboard!
- dress warmly- the wind will chill you
- bring a book or a game (cards) for the rides to and from the whale watching area
- wear sensible shoes- it will make hopping from side to side to see the whales easier
- be prepared to have a lot of fun!!!
Also check out Price’s recap of our day for some great pictures and videos as well.