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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Whale watching, Boothbay Harbour, ME




Today the sun was shining brightly as we walked through the town to the harbour.
So many large houses which have been converted to hotels.


This map gives you an idea of the number of islands around Boothbay Harbour in Maine. Today we are going out on a boat hoping to see some whales.











It was interesting seeing life from the boat. A number of the islands are not inhabited once the season has ended.









We had to go a long whale out before seeing a whale. This is a fin whale.



We saw three fin whales in the end but then the fog descended and the temperature dropped. Time to return to the harbour.

14 comments:

  1. Glad to got to see some whales! It looks like a lovely harbor. :-)

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  2. Cool to see some whales! Lovely homes.

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  3. Beautiful shots from the boat. Just to see an animal like that where they belong would be wonderful.

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  4. I've always wanted to go whale watching but never yet had the chance.

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  5. I'm glad you got to see at least one whale up close! Lots of pretty views on the water to keep you happy though.

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  6. And you got a picture! We've been lucky enough to see a few, but not to get a good shot.

    Our oldest son was stationed at Booth Bay harbor when he was in the Coast Guard. We weren't able to visit while he was there, but we did spend some time there on our trip up the East Coast in 2010..... beautiful memories -- thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.

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  7. Wow!! just wow!! so many island!!

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  8. It is always a tombola to see a whale. Do they pop up or stay away, but you caught one in the photo.

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  9. I agree with Biebkriebels. Looks a very scenic spot though.

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  10. Interesting place.... I'll bet people who own home/cabins in that area wonder each year whether those places will 'make it' through the big storms and wicked winters.... Not sure I'd want a place like that to 'worry about'.... BUT--it would be nice some of the year to be there!!!!!

    Glad you got to see some whales--at least their fins...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. Glad you got to see some whales.

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  12. A huge privilege, seeing creatures like that in the wild.

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  13. Gosh where have I been ? I rolled back to see all of the Maine pictures....and what a treat! There are so many it is hard to pick a favorite. It also reminds to always take rain gear! Janey

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  14. Have just had a lovely catch up, lots to read as not visited for ages.

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