I hope to go on one of these whale watching excursions before the summer is over. Maybe I'll get something for a painting. If I could get some good reference material for a nice painting of a breaching whale...now that would be cool! This is a great video! There used to be a boat out of Rockland that offered these tours, if I remember right. I'm not sure if there is now or not...thinking the closest might be Boothbay Harbor.
Of course this sort of activity isn't going to be seen often...this really is an exceptional video! These folks were definitely in the "right place at the right time," no pun intended. It's funny what people's' expectations with these sorts of things are, though. I was searching a couple of whale watching companies on the web, and saw some reviews. One person complained that it was all too packaged - an hour out and an hour back. He said he saw two whales in the 30-45 minutes actual viewing time and then in his comment asks, "Were they planted?"
That reminds me of the tourist who booked a stay at a coastal B&B and, when he arrived, complained about the water being too far from the beach... "It doesn't look like that in your brochure! I want a refund!" The following morning, when the tide was high, he apologized and no longer wanted his money back.
Well, that does it for this week's posts. I'm working on a 12 x 16" painting of one of the windjammers. If things go well, I'll get it posted next week. Have a great weekend!
Back in 1985 I started to watch Nature on PBS. I didn't see the original airing of "The Flight of the Condor: A Wildlife Exploration of the Andes." I caught it the second time around. But once I did, I was hooked. I watched all three episodes and always felt kind of sad when they ended. The music was hauntingly beautiful, the scenery mesmerizing. Add to that the magic of George Page's voice narration and the concoction was one that you just couldn't resist. One of the best documentaries I've ever seen...achingly beautiful. I miss it. A friend let me borrow a copy of the soundtrack he had on tape. I just wish PBS would re-release the original episodes on DVD. Please.