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Watching Whales in San Diego!
Watching Whales in San Diego!

Watching for whales

Last Saturday gave us a break in the previously rainy weather, and was mostly clear and not too chilly.

The seas were a bit rough, but everyone stayed dry as we headed out looking for gray whales just off Point Loma.

We were not disappointed, as less than an hour into the voyage we spotted three whales only a few miles offshore. We stayed with them for quite awhile and got lots of great pictures.

whale breathing

Here you can see much of the back of one of these amazing mammals as he / she (I can’t tell!) blows air and some water vapor, getting ready to take another breath and dive again.

This is a very nice picture with the San Diego skyline visible behind the whale.

Shortly into the viewing of the first three whales, two more joined the group and traveled in the same direction.

Here are a few more pictures from this outing:

whale tail

This whale is preparing to dive a bit deeper into the water. How do we know this? Well, prior to a deeper dive the whales arch their back more and often show their tail as they angle more steeply down.

whale back

Here’s another whale thoughtfully positioning herself so as to frame downtown in the background.

The wind was not real cooperative during the whale watching portion of the tour, but we were able to spend some quiet time sailing on the way back in.

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Nov
17
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11:00 am JADA partner sail with Star of I... @ San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina
JADA partner sail with Star of I... @ San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
It has been five years since the Star of India sailed, so the opportunity to join her under sail this November  17 and 18 makes this a more unique experience! JADA has been invited to sail along side the Star of India and 3 of San Diego’s legendary sailing vessels! Californian, the official tall ship of the state San Salvador, the 1542 Spanish galleon replica built in San Diego by staff and volunteers America, a replica of the yacht that won the America’s Cup in 1851 JADA has been invited to sail along side these amazing vessels because she is also an historic ship, launched in 1938 from Stockton, CA. Saturday November 17th & Sunday November 18th Check In: 10:45am Departure: 11:00am Return: 3:00pm   JADA will include an on-board maritime museum docent to deepen guests’ understanding of Star of India, The San Salvador, the Californian and the history behind all vessels and the Museum. Tickets include soft drinks and dry snacks. We suggest you bring a picnic lunch. If eligible for discounts (Senior, Student, Military) Please Call +1 (858) 222-9479 for special pricing.* Meet up discount code MEETUPSTAR2018 for 25% off published price of $125 All the best,
Nov
18
Sun
11:00 am JADA partner sail with Star of I... @ San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina
JADA partner sail with Star of I... @ San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
It has been five years since the Star of India sailed, so the opportunity to join her under sail this November  17 and 18 makes this a more unique experience! JADA has been invited to sail along side the Star of India and 3 of San Diego’s legendary sailing vessels! Californian, the official tall ship of the state San Salvador, the 1542 Spanish galleon replica built in San Diego by staff and volunteers America, a replica of the yacht that won the America’s Cup in 1851 JADA has been invited to sail along side these amazing vessels because she is also an historic ship, launched in 1938 from Stockton, CA. Saturday November 17th & Sunday November 18th Check In: 10:45am Departure: 11:00am Return: 3:00pm   JADA will include an on-board maritime museum docent to deepen guests’ understanding of Star of India, The San Salvador, the Californian and the history behind all vessels and the Museum. Tickets include soft drinks and dry snacks. We suggest you bring a picnic lunch. If eligible for discounts (Senior, Student, Military) Please Call +1 (858) 222-9479 for special pricing.* Meet up discount code MEETUPSTAR2018 for 25% off published price of $125 All the best,

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