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!

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