Saturday, June 29, 2013

While the number of whales in the area over the last couple of weeks have been scarce, the location that we have been finding them in has been fairly predictable. We headed to the southern edge of Jeffery’s Ledge where we found Pinball- no surprise! We had some great looks at her again- she has been a great whale to watch this season!

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Pinball surfaced close to the boat, and then turned and faced us!

There were reports of another whale in the area so after spending some time with Pinball, we moved off to check it out. We always use our cameras for photo identification of humpback flukes on every trip, but we were very sure of who this whale would turn out to be. Sure enough, we spotted Satula’s unique dorsal fin and knew right away. It has been neat to see the same whales so often, and to get an even closer look into the daily life of a humpback whale!

After some good looks at Satula, we headed for home and were able to see the boats lined up for the greasy pole competition and seine boat races that are a part of Fiesta, a celebration of St. Peter, the patron saint of the fisherman. It’s always cool to have the perspective of seeing everything from a boat!

Spectators watching the greasy pole competition from boats and the beach.

Spectators watching the greasy pole competition from boats and the beach.

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