Celebrate: Earth, Ocean, And Whales

Earth and all its beauty have always mesmerized me.  The waters that surround our world especially bring me calmness in my soul.  Looking out toward the ocean is so comforting, yet we all know how fast a storm can change the seas.  I wonder what whales think of the storms? Come see for yourself.

While standing at the edge of the railing of the boat, this whale suddenly made his appearance!

While standing at the edge of the railing of the boat, this whale suddenly made his appearance!

It was not surprising  while on vacation in Maui, I would once again take in the Pacific Ocean like my palate would enjoy a Strawberry Daiquiri.  This time with an extra layer of anticipation.  You see I had never been out to sea when the whales were so plentiful……It was winter and it was the seasonal migration of the Humpback Whales.  They brought out their best for me to view!

The plan was to take one of the cruises out for a two hour tour.  It almost did not happen!!! Reservations were made late and the weather was sketchy.  As you can see, we did make it out. It was definitely rough waters, and we were on one of the last boats before all whale watching service was cancelled the next day.  So glad we made it so I can show off these whales to you!image




17 thoughts on “Celebrate: Earth, Ocean, And Whales

  1. Girl Gone Expat

    Wow – this must have been an amazing experience! We did see humpbacks in Alaska, but none of them breached like this! 🙂

    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Hi there,

      Yes. It was amazing and might I add exhilarating! We were told it was a really good day and one point brought out about the breaching we saw was that the water’s choppiness may have led to more breaching than usual….It was probably at least a 100 breaches we saw in just a two hour boat ride! It made my day and it will left a lasting impression on me. Thank you for dropping by so much. Alesia

    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Yes. I think I would have been mad!!! Maybe my travel companion too! haha Thank God we made it!!!! IT was meant to be! What can I say! Thanks by the way Donna for your friendship and for all your insight-fulness with helping me become a better photographer! So thankful for you. : ) Now go out and shovel some snow!

  2. Angelia Sims

    Incredible!! How gorgeous they are and you got some really great shots. I love the ocean. The water calls to me too. So lucky you got on the last boat! What a magnificent sight!

    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Angelia, I could not believe how lucky we were! I was with a friend from your area. She lives in Niagara Falls. You are in Buffalo right? I am sorry to hear of all your crazy weather.

      1. Angelia Sims

        Oh goodness, no. I am in Texas. The North Central part about 2 hours from the Oklahoma border. Yes, they are getting hammered with snow and more this weekend. EEK. I work in travel and we are all on call for rescheduled our travelers cancelled flights. 😦

      2. alesiablogs Post author

        Angelia I also follow a Angela Keppel who does a really cool blog on the streets of buffalo and the history of that city! My ancestors came from there. So sorry–I was just looking at your first names. haha I’ve been to your blog first and immediately knew who you were . My apologies. YIKES! on the travelling fiascoes….We went to Maui and I also went to the south (Alabama) this winter and had great flights and no delays….I can’t believe all the bad problems lately with snow, etc…..Thanks again for dropping by….Sorry for the name / blog mishap…..

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