Well, what a day August 23rd was. It started off with a morning and an afternoon trip offshore by Eastern Wolf spent with humpbacks. In the afternoon we were treated to a close encounter by Quarternote (right) and Repeat traveling side by side.
The came the 5:30 departure. We were traveling east and we could see a humpback whale breaching in the distance. When we arrived we discovered it was a new whale we had just seen the day before (now known to be Sonogram, the 2004 calf of PeeDee). Sonogram continued to breach for over an hour and was still breaching when we had to leave for St. Andrews because twilight was approaching and it was an hour ride home. What a trip, such a priveledge and a very rare sight.
The fluke of Sonogram.
A flipper slap at sunset.