14 August 2014

Whoa ... Whales!

We did the Whales and Puffin Boat Cruise on 11 August 2014 aboard the Atlanticat, a 140-foot long catamaran.  It was a perfect day for whale watching.  Although windy and cold (we needed to put our winter jackets on at some point), the sun was out and the water was unusually calm.  

The first cetaceans Pete spotted - a pair of porpoises.

We only encountered one species, the Fin Whales.  I was fervently hoping to see humpbacks too but that wasn't meant to be.  Anyhow, we should count ourselves lucky because not every boat trip is guaranteed a sighting which is why the company (in such event) allows guests to rebook a trip for free within 3 years of the date of the original trip.

A slight spout

13 August 2014

11 August 2014

Sand Beach

Taken on 10 August 2014 in Acadia National Park, Maine.

Pups are not allowed on Sand Beach so we searched for an alternative spot where we could have lunch.

Sand Beach looked so inviting but I wouldn't have had the courage to brave the 50 degree-water.

Brontë still admiring the beach :) but Daddy's keen on lunch.

"Have you found a spot yet, Daddy-dads?"

Yes he has!

Nap time after lunch
On a seagull patrol after her power nap