Monday, July 11, 2011

Icy Strait Point

Today was an exciting day. Whales! Up close and personal. Nana had booked us with a private whales watching company F.I.S.H.E.S. and we were scheduled to go on the excursion after lunch. The ship anchored in the bay at Icy Strait and people were tendered to shore. Icy Strait Point is a small place with a few shops and restaurants. We poked around in the shops and waited for our time to meet for our visit with the whales.

Finally it was time for the whales. We got on board and headed out to a place where Humpbacks had been spotted. It was amazing. We were so close them and the pod swam around for a long time. The seas were a bit rough and we were tossed around a bit, but the whole time I was in awe of their presence.  I made a video and put it up on You Tube.   Here is the link -->Whale Watching in Icy Strait Point.

After the trip, we headed back to our room and hung out there for the rest of the day.  It was certainly a day to remember.