Today, Molly and I celebrated her 14th birthday, a few days ahead of time, with a whale watch out of Gloucester, MA. We booked passage for the 5 hour journey on the Miss Cape Ann, operated by Captain Bill & Sons. We met about 10 Humpbacks, one shark, and numerous sea birds on the 60 mile round-trip excursion to the fertile Stellwagon Bank Marine Sanctuary. The on-board naturalist from The Blue Ocean Society knew each and every one of the whales by name, identified by the patterns on their flukes.
Whales swam blithely under our large boat, and a whale mother and child exhibited their nursing skills without a care in the world