Watching and Waiting

Dear Friends,

 I’ve been whale watching with my old buddy Manny. We sailed on the Ocean Spirit, a sleek catamaran, out into the Auau Channel off the island of Maui.

Manny and I were given the job of Official Whale Spotters.

We watched

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and watched

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and watched

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until far away in the distance we spotted a telltale water spout.

Whale up ahead!

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The boat isn’t allowed to go closer than 100 metres, but this whale was very friendly and he came up to us. Isn’t he a beauty!

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Instead of watching whales on the way back to the boat harbour at Lahaina, Manny and I watched the captain.

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We learned how to steer the boat and read the instruments. It’s very complicated.

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When we got the boat safely back to shore, we received the Captain’s seal of approval – Whale Watchers Extraordinaire.

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We made a new friend who wanted to come home with us.

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But he wouldn’t fit into our bag!

Justin.

PS My Personal Assistant Mrs ET and Marsha Lee came whale watching with us.

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14 Comments

  1. Brilliant! Your writing is fantastic, Justin. You need to write a book. Your Friend, Manny.

    • Wouldn’t that be a thrill. It was fun to do this with you Manny. JB

  2. So darn sweet!!!

  3. Looks like it was a great day to make new friends with people and whales!

  4. Justin I love reading of your adventures. I, Zeb the Duck, love whales and boats, too. I look forward to reading about more your adventures.

  5. We went whale watching recently too – I think I would have enjoyed it even more if you and Manny had been in charge!

  6. Hilarious. What an asset you are, Justin! 😀

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