USA NORTHWEST 2014
~PART 1~

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We wanted to do a whale watching trip on this vacation, but found opportunities limited so late in the season. It also had to fit in my stricttime schedule I had planned: we were covering 5 states in less than 3 weeks. Fortunately island-adventures.com in Anacortes fit the bill !

 

 

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
October 14th we reported at the Island Adventures office in Anacortes, got the paper work done and proceed to
the harbour for boarding. The boat 'Island Explorer' had the right size for me, not too small and not too massive.
The weather cooperated fully, though the wind was brisk and chilly of course.

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
The route we were following among the San Juan Islands.

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
Some nice real estate, don't you think?!

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
In some places we sailed quite close to small islands, and I was lucky to get this shot.

 

 

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
Some fellow hunters!

 

 

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
We encountered a minke whale and her calf; we followed them for quite a while.
'Kiddo' was quite playful, but one really has to be quick to grasp the moment.
I think I have been on some 6 or 7 whale watching trips, but alas never got to see a whale breaching. Maybe one day..

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
When a whale goes on a big dive, it is always exciting to spot the place where it reappears. The excitement of the chase.

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
The mother whale has just exhaled and her young really goes for a deep dive. Everybody on the boat was excited!

 

 

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
One gets to see other wildlife too on a trip like this. We did not get to see orcas though.

USA 2014 Whalewatching, Washington State
Isn't she lovely?!!

 

 

USA NORTHWEST 2014
THE START: OREGON & WASHINGTON
PORTLAND, OR
WHALEWATCHING FROM ANACORTES
PAGE TWO: IDAHO & MONTANA
NATIONAL BISON RANGE
PAGE THREE: WYOMING
YELLOWSTONE NAT'L PARK
JACKSON,WY
PAGE FOUR: IDAHO
CRATERS OF THE MOON
THE END: OREGON

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