August 30, 2015

Whale Watching, Pt.5

Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Welcome Back!

This week, I continue to highlight the whales that we saw on our whale watching cruise with Sea Watch Tours. These were from August 2014, when we vacationed on Grand Manan Island.

As mentioned last week, these are all right whales. If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen one of the whale tail shots as I used it for a cover photo for awhile. There is also a photo of a mother and juvenile whale. I think they said it was born the previous year (2013), but was still hanging out with mom.

I noticed on the Sea Watch Tours Facebook Page, that they've had great sightings of humpback whales this past week or so...rolling in seaweed and whatnot and of course, they get as close as they can...wish I was there! 

This week has been fairly quiet..we went to Ottawa to drop a desk off for Keturah on was a quick trip as she had to work, so we just had lunch and bought her some groceries and headed home again. She's coming home for a week's visit on Tuesday, so that will be nice!

We've gone for a few walks at the park this week, but haven't done too much else. Kevin heads back to work on Tuesday, so he'll be out of my hair! :-) 

Us girls will likely head out school shopping on Thursday, maybe to the US to see if we can find any deals! :-)

Have a great week!

August 25, 2015

Whale Watching, Pt. 4

Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Welcome Back!

This week I'm starting to highlight the whale photos that I took on our whale watch cruise last August, while on holiday on Grand Manan Island.

Some are NOT in black and white, although they look's just the way the fog was coming and if there was cloud cover or not..there wasn't a lot of sun that day, which can be good for shooting! 

We did not get to see the whole whale at the same time....unfortunately, no breaching today. These include photos of it's head, it's tail, it's body and it's blow hole breathing out air as it surfaces. These whales are all Right Whales and are one of the most endangered whales with only 300-400 left in the world! I guess we were lucky as we only saw Right whales that day. Last time, we cruised, we only saw Humpbacks! They are an awesome sight to behold, I tell ya! :-)

Well, this week was busy with painting the kitchen and dining room. Kevin is hiring in someone to finish the flooring....yay! Although, it means my house is still and will still be a mess for a few weeks, until they come to do it!

We headed to Ottawa on Saturday to visit Keturah. She had a day off and didn't want to drive home, so we went there! We went to the Byward Market, had some lunch downtown and went to the Long Island Locks, had a nice dinner and some shopping too! A long day, but nice to spend time with her!

Sunday, was a quiet day at home and I edited these photos then, but didn't have time to type the blog post, so here I am today, finally finishing it...sorry for the delay!

Monday, we went to Waterloo with Brooke, so that she could move her stuff out of her old apartment. She can't get into her new apartment until Sept 4, so we rented a storage unit in Waterloo and will go back in a couple of weeks to move all her stuff to the new place! Her bf Carter came and was a tremendous help moving furniture!

Have a great week!

August 17, 2015

Whale Watching Cruise Pt. 3

Ocean Sunfish, Bay of Fundy, NB

Welcome Back!

This week, I am highlighting some photos of a weird looking fish called the Ocean Sunfish. This one we saw while on our whale watch cruise with Sea Watch Tours. We've seen one every time we've cruised with them, so they must know where to find them!

Here's info about them from Wikipedia:

"The ocean sunfish or common mola, Mola mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb). The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. It resembles a fish head with a tail, and its main body is flattened laterally. Sunfish can be as tall as they are long when their dorsal and ventral fins are extended."

These photos don't do it justice (as it's underwater), but you can see the massive size of it! I can't imagine catching one on a hook! :-) 

Well, our trip to Grand Manan Island was awesome once again! It was different this year without the girls, but still enjoyable. We went to all the usual places, found a few new ones and enjoyed the fireworks for New Brunswick day too!  The best part was meeting new people and making new friends! Everyone we talked to said moving there was the best thing they ever did and encouraged us to do it! There are a lot of people from Ontario who have relocated there. I'm hoping that will be us some day soon! It was really hard to leave this's getting harder each time we go for a visit!

We took a few days to recover and now I'm back to cracking the whip so that we can finish up our renovations before Kevin goes back to work in September!

Have a great week!