I fell way behind in keeping Whale Breath up to date for the past couple of seasons. All I'll say is life happens! Things have finally settled down again and I'm getting caught up in preparation for the 2020 season which kicks off in mid April.
For now, a little recap of the 2019 season. It was a fantastic season with a lot of amazing sightings. While we didn't see very many calves the ones that we did see were nothing short of spectacular. Especially Pinball and Cajun's calves. The only downside for me was that we didn't see Hancock who is my favorite whale. She wasn't seen by any boat as far as I know which is rather worrisome to me, but I'm hopeful she'll be seen nice and early this coming season.
Here are a few highlights from the 2019 season!
New Clay Sculptures Coming Soon!
These clay sculptures are made of polymer clay and are each unique as they’re all hand sculpted without the use of any molds. If you’d like to learn more about them, feel free to reach out! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
An Amazing Sunrise Off the Coast of Newburyport, MA ~ 10.14.18
I decided to try something different this morning. I was up and at the beach waiting for the sunrise. I was hoping that I would get lucky enough to have some beautiful color and just enough cloud cover to add character. I got exactly what I was looking for! This may become a thing for me. As an ocean lover, watching the sunrise over the sea is something pretty special. I can't think of a better way to start the day. Stay tuned for more sunrises, especially now that the whale watching season is officially over.
Whale Watching on the Feeding Grounds
I go whale watching out of Gloucester, MA with 7 Seas Whale Watch. I really cannot recommend them highly enough. This is a family owned and operated company that takes great pride in making sure that every passenger gets the best sightings that they can possibly get. They’re not afraid of going that extra mile to make sure that every trip is as memorable as it can be for everyone onboard. The crew is friendly and knowledgeable about the local area as well as the whales. The boat, the Privateer IV, is very well kept and clean. It's a very comfortable boat to be on as well. I've been on many whale watching boats throughout my whale watching journey and I have to say that the Privateer IV is my favorite one. So, if you’re ever in the area and looking to on a whale watch, I highly recommend checking them out!
Two hungry Humpbacks bubble feeding. Photographed Sat, 5/19/18
A Sei Whale skim feeding at the surface. Photographed Sat, 5/6/18
Pleats feeding off the bow. Photographed Sat, 7/1/18 (PM trip)
Whale Watching on the Breeding Grounds
The whale watching that I do on the breeding grounds is completely different from whale watching on the feeding grounds. It requires traveling to the Dominican Republic and staying on a live aboard yacht for an entire week as we’re anchored 70+ miles offshore on Silver Bank. The reason that I chose this option is because you not only get to watch the whales as you would on a typical whale watch, but you’re also given the incredible opportunity to snorkel with them!
The guide that I go with is Conscious Breath Adventures and much like 7 Seas Whale Watch, I cannot recommend them highly enough. The office staff is a tremendous help organizing travel to and from the airport as well booking hotel rooms if needed. The crew aboard the live aboard yacht are amazing people as well. You’re treated like family the second your feet hit the deck and their primary goal is to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible throughout your stay. If you’d like more information about this amazing experience, feel free to check Conscious Breath Adventures out.