Today we went out on a whale watch boat. After we motored past several lighthouses, towering fir trees, and typical Maine coastal scenes, we were treated to the sight of 6 or more Finback whales. They spouted smoke-like mist, then arched gracefully into the deep green depths. Finbacks are baleen whales, they eat about 1 ton of plankton per day while in these waters. This one was about 60 feet long.
The weather was fine and clear, the waves gentle 2-4 foot swells. There were multitudes of shorebirds, stunning sailboats to admire, and Chris and I had several hours of summer joy injecting smack into the middle of our lives. Oh yeah.