|Some kind of whale|
|Sea Lion (or Seal) Wave|
|They get so close.|
So I had the time this weekend to get away from work and spend my off days with the boat on Catalina Island. The way there was a little boring and grey with little wind and a few barges to avoid. But getting closer to the island I was happy to see my first whale ever! Of coarse I didn't get a good picture but there it was.
I also kept seeing these fins sticking out of the water like a dead animal floating on the surface. I realize now that these are either seals or sea lions basking in the sun. Just when you get up to them the rush off. I think they are sleeping when this happens.
And last but not least the dolphins. Hundreds of these guys around here. You see them coming at you off in the distance, a bunch of stirring water and fins. They literally come at you in full speed, then they check you out for a while swim with you, actually look at you, weave in and out right in front of the boat. Some jump out and do tricks for you. I could watch them for hours. They are like happy puppies eager for attention. I always enjoy their company and am sad to see them go.