What a boat trip!🐋 🐳🛥


I’m putting pictures up first tonight in the hope that this will speed the process. (It didn’t) The day dawned slightly foggy with the smell of burning forest in the air; so, the wind must have changed direction from yesterday. The boat set sail at 09-30 and returned at 18-00 or thereabouts. What a blast. We saw sea otters galore, we saw Orcas, we saw two types of Puffin, we saw hump back whales, Bald Eagles, and we saw sea lions and a glacier. Holey Moley, as they say round these parts. We also had lunch on board and a dinner ashore on Fox Island. (Tad early four o’clock!)

Holgate Glacier, was a third of a mile long and ‘calved’ a couple of times while we were there. This is the expression they use for bloody great lumps of ice, falling off into the water and sounding like the whole of the Aldershot garrison blasting several canons all at once.

Mary has some fantastic otter pictures and also some pretty mean puffin ones.

Pods of Orcas entertained us and seals bellowed on the rocks. We were so lucky. And the sea was as calm as the proverbial mill pond. Both Mary’s below, showing that even the otter sometimes can’t stand the noise! 🤣 of the glacier cracking.

The puffins were both Horned and Tufted. These below are Horned Puffins.

I’m going to quit while I’m ahead. Last night it got frustrating when I clicked on “all photos” and the screen said ‘non to show.’ Almost iPad in the dock time!

We sat opposite a lovely Australian couple, doing the world, by the sound of it and to our side were a smashing family, who had a son called Jack, who bore an uncanny resemblance to the young Swedish actor Björn Andrésen, from Death in Venice. I’ll see if I can put comparison photos together.

Right that will do. Tomorrow we are definitely going to the sea life centre, that everyone has been raving about. Take care; phew what a memorable day.

M & M 🦅🛥🐋🐳🐥

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

7 thoughts on “What a boat trip!🐋 🐳🛥”

  1. Hi fellow adventurers! 😀 Wow, it all looks spectacular! Wonderful memories indeed! As usual, fab pics. I love otters. Do you turn your ‘special’ blogs/trips into books when you get home?

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