Friday, September 02, 2011
Yesterday we decided to take the whale watching jet boat out about 30 miles into the Atlantic in search of whales. This area regularly has several species in the area. One of these is the endangered Right whale. I have a special interest in this species, as back in the 90’s I was Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Unit in Philadelphia, when a lost young Right Whale got herself turned around in the Delaware River. This tuned into a bit of a media circus as we and other agencies worked for over a week to push this animal back out to sea.
The Friendship V traveled at over 30 knots and caused quite a wind over the deck. It was a great ride and quickly got us to the area where whales had been sighted earlier. We got to see a number of Right whales and had a good time meeting and talking with a number of folks.