Cold, Whalewatching and friends

Depot Bay

                                          Depot Bay

A planned day in Depot Bay turned out really great considering the fog was so thick when we got up this morning.  We drove the 1 hour south to Depot Bay to meet friends from our Square Dance days, Scott and Debbie.  They live in Newport, OR.  We met at Pacific Coffee and enjoyed catching up and of course the coffee.  It was pretty chilly so we collected our jackets, binoculars and camera and headed for a park to check out the whales.

The Grey Whales were feasting on the kelp in the bay and were putting on a very nice show.  Some of the whalewatching boats were right next to the whales that were breaching.  We enjoyed lots of spouts, slight breaching and a couple of fin waves.  Lots of fun.

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The wavegraywhale2

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Up close.  Their was one that came up right next to the rocks we were standing on.  I heard him before I saw him.  Very cool.graywhalespout

The spout

Denise and Debbie standing way closer to the edge than Paul would like!

Denise and Debbie standing way closer to the edge than Paul would like!

After the very nice nature show we headed to their home in Newport for some cards and more catchng up.  We think we have not seen each other in at least 20 years.

And then we went back to Depot Bay for a very nice fish dinner at the Tidal Raves overlooking the bay.  An excellent day.

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