Friday is my normal day off, but not usually a day off for my other friends so not usually worth too much of a fuss. This week though my friend Brandon and I took off for Monterey to board a boat to watch for whales. The weather decided to cooperate with our plans, and the rain held off, as the sun broke through.
We had just left the parking lot when we were stopped by a man with a badge. He claimed that I had been caught smiling. Immediately I thought, "oh no. We are on Candid Camera." (because the shoot that show in Monterey.) As it turned out we were just being asked for a donation to help battered women and children. We both got a sticker mine having a cat smiling, and Brandon's was supposed to be a still shot of him, was in actuality a cartoon of Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes picking his nose.
Since arrived at Fisherman's wharf early so we grabbed a bread bowl of award winning clam chowder enjoying it and the view. After some browsing of gift shops we made our way over to our boat. The Sea Wolf II.
We boarded the boat and rode the waves out to sea. There were some nice size swells and we got sprayed in the face more than once, but we both kept our lunch. Once we had traveled a bit whales were spotted at 1 O' Clock and for the next hour or so we spotted quite a few of them. We saw mostly their backs and spouts but caught a glimpse of a few tails as well. It was a good way to spend a Friday.
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