Thought I'd pull a few more posts from the old site (until the current weather improves:) Originally posted 4/1/10. It's also a good reminder that it is whale-time right now in the Northwest so keep you eyes on the water! ~Paul ETC
Good day travelers,
Before you get too excited I'll cut to the chase - I didn't find the whale.
I did find lots of cold, lots of wind, and lots of waves. I also made sure to forget to use the little boys room before launching - everything was about normal for Spring kayaking in the Northwest.
I went paddling around Alki Beach, Seattle on this blustery day for two reasons:
1) I grew tired waiting for the weather to improve
2) I learned from Rico the other day that it was whale migration season
I thought, man, I'll probably have to go out to the coast to get in on this whale action. But then I did a little local blog (blocal) research.
So, how hard could it be? Just find whale (gray or grey, who cares!), get close, hopefully closer than these videos, point, and record. Everyone's Travel Club vs The Whale...err..more like Everyone's Travel Club vs finding a whale...any whale.
First, I launched from Alki Beach. A little slice of Pismo Beach right here in the Northwest (okay not quite, but still, the most "beachy" of Seattle beaches).
Got a little rough, so I decided to put the whale search in reverse. Break time.
Once I made it back to the beach, the weather/wind improved. No whale.
Out to Alki Point (West Point)!
Wait a minute, is that...
That's not a whale, it's a cute little seal. Time to throw in the towel and pack it up.
Everyone's Travel Club: 0 Whale: 1.
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