Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Whale Watching

On Saturday, the Juneau Symphony Association held a Whale Watching fundraiser on one of the Allen Marine catamarans and we thought that might be a fun way to get out on the water and support the local arts. The weather wasn't great but it wasn't raining and was pretty warm so it was a very pleasant afternoon.

Plus we got to hear some quartet music and eat our fill of hors 'devores provided by the members of the symphony. And these were just snacks they picked up at costco – these were real life goodies like Mom used to make for her parties and events. There were cut veggies, small grape tomatoes with the tops cut off and filed will bacon, green onion mixture, spicy marinated chicken wings, homemade cookies, deviled eggs (not as good as Pat Baker's though), little wraps filled with some sort of olive-chicken-mayo goop, and lots of other stuff. I should have gotten a picture of the spread. And there was lots of it!

Plus we got to sea whales and sea lions. I guess I was expecting the voyage to take us all the way up to Berner's Bay but we didn't make it that far. We went around the outside of Shelter Island and hung out in the waters watching for whales spouts. I was too slow on the trigger and never caught much of the whale so after awhile gave up. And when we saw the sea lions hanging out on one of the channel markers I completely forgot about taking pictures and just admired how cute they were. Ahhh.

Here's the best pic of two whales that were together framed by Todd and Claudia. I know, you can barely see them whales!

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