We had not been on a family field trip in forever. It felt wonderful to hop in the car together and head out on the open road. We ventured out to go on a whale watch with my sister and her husband. An hour and a half to Macmillan Wharf on scenic Rte. 6 with Rowan asking riddles most of the way there.
We boarded in the morning fog which partially burned off as we steamed out to the back side of Provincetown. It was an absolutely perfect day, not too hot, partial sun, lots of waves and wind which the whales seem to enjoy. Not rough, just swells.
The whale watching was incredible, one juvenile humpback breached playfully for the majority of the trip.
We saw about 9 whales in total, some logging, some lovely fluke shows and lots of spouting but this young one was the best. We also saw a sunfish frolicking on the way back to the harbor, Rowan's sharp eyes spotted it before anyone else on the boat!
I tried to get a photo of the way the ocean spray curled in a mist off the hanging edge of the waves behind us, but I never did capture it.
It is a little difficult to actually type at the moment because I am still swaying with the waves. The keyboard won't hold still. Hope it stays til bedtime, I love going to sleep like that.
Michael indulged us and bought the video of our trip which will come in about 2-5 weeks. I can't wait to relive this glorious day. It's always good to spend time with my sister and Dave too. I honestly believe I could watch whales breech every day for the rest of my life and I would gasp in wonder every single time. There are few things more spectacular in this world.
Swung into the National Seashore on the way home to show the kids where Mike stayed the two summers he worked there. Sad to say, the old Cable Hut is now gone. The ranger had no idea what he was talking about so we stopped in at the Visitor Center on the way home. They said it had just gotten old and "infested". Mike didn't ask with what. Goodbye Cable Hut, we had some grand times together.
A stop at Ben and Jerry's and we were fortified for the trip home.