While waiting for everyone to come aboard the guide gave a demonstration of how the blubber works. He had a plastic bag filled with Crisco and another bag inside of that for our hands. Was I dipped my hand in the water I could barely feel the cold, like I felt with my bare fingers.
The guide also had a scull of a harbor seal and one of a sea otter for us to compare. Being naturalists we took great interest in them both.
As we pulled out of the harbor we passed a group of Harbor Seals hanging out.
We also passed more sea otters but this time it looked like a couple of them had babies.
Pass Morro Rock and the jetty and then 5 rolling miles out into the ocean.
Breakfast proved to be a bad idea as I anointed the side of the boat with the mornings fare. Then my stomach settled down and I was able to look for the whales. One of my friends was the first to holler, "Thar she blows!" Below is the only sort of decent photo I took.