Good morning everyone. Well as if Monday wasn’t enough we did tack offshore yesterday towards Mt Desert Rock. With full sail set we left Frenchman Bay with our eyes peeled sharply on the horizon. Getting through our watch rotations was nigh on impossible. Late afternoon brought the cry from the bow watch “she blows!” Far in the distance we could see a humpback whale breeching so we eased sheets to get a closer look. She was a wary creature keeping at least a half mile off at all times. To see her spout was magic enough for me.
If you look closely at the right side of this picture you will noticed the spray still in the air from where she first spouted.
Please forgive my pictures. They are not that good but they might convey a little of the excitement we all felt. The show close aboard was no less amazing as shearwaters, a lone puffin, petrels and a blue fin tuna chasing fish and leaping clear of the water did not go unnoticed. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too.