(the whale waves….) HELLO!

DH and I signed up for a fund-raising whale-watching tour. It was originally planned for Valentine’s day….but weather intervened, and it was rescheduled to yesterday.
Ocean Sport’s catamaran “Aloha” took us out of Kawaiihai harbor on the west side of the island. We were barely out of port when the first (of MANY) whales was spotted. The water was flat and calm and the weather cool-perfect conditions!

A few pics and videos:
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Two whale tails:

PICT0120 from c h on Vimeo.

And a “wave:”

PICT0097 from c h on Vimeo.

And as the sun sinks slowly into the west (actually, this shot is facing almost directly north….) we arrive safely back into harbor….