|In February we set out for what is becoming an annual event for Pack 89... we headed down to Dana Point to visit the good folks at Dana Wharf Sportfishing to go out and look for whales.|
|This year we went out on the Dana Pride. This large ship was
very comfortable, with lots of rail space for the Scouts, parents, and
siblings to see from, and an equally large galley to rest and get out of
the cool breeze in.
So we headed out into the open waters off the beautiful California coastline, everyone aboard hoping we would see more whales than we did last year.
|Our first stop, as always, was at the sea lion buoy. This
great creatures were soaking up the sun and barking the afternoon away
as we cruised slowly by. The bull was kind enough to wave at us...
a trick that many of us had never seen a bull sea lion do before.
The sea lions in the water weren't too terribly playful this particular afternoon, so we snapped a couple pictures and headed out to sea in search of whales.
|Some of the Scouts quickly learned that despite being on a big ship,
well above the waterline, the waves and splash come easily high enough
to give a good soaking.
In the end though, we saw no whales this trip. We did get to spend a lot of time surrounded by a pod of playful dolphins that jumped and raced all around us. And heck, and time we can spend a sunny day at the beach with Scouts, friends, and family... well, that is just a great day with or without whales.