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The Travel Book – TRAVEL STORIES – Whale Watching For The First Time…

In 2021, we want to give you some special editions of the Travel Book throughout the year. Whilst there is still so many places to write about, I think it is also really fun to write about actual experiences that I have had whilst travelling. There have been so many interesting stories so I thought what better way to celebrate them then by telling you all about them


Whale Watching In Boston

In 2011, we went to Chicago in the summer, yes I know this is an article about Boston so just hang in there. It was really hot weather and we were enjoying our holiday but the one thing we really wanted to do and had never done was go whale watching. We booked a hotel, tickets and a flight to Boston and went there to go out to sea.

So for a couple of days we left Chicago and flew to Boston. We didn’t really need to explore the city as we had only been there seven months ago and had done a lot there at Christmas. So instead we used the time we had spare to chill and go to restaurants we enjoyed last time.

The next morning we went Whale watching when we got the boat we got told by the captain that all week there had been no sightings of whales so do not expect anything. We went into the boat trip just expecting a nice trip on the sea – which was lovely. It was a hot day so the sun was sparkling on the sea, it was a wonderful and some of my favourite photos I have are of this sea.

There became a notice by another boat that they think that there is whales up ahead so the boat followed the trace to see if they could find them. After a long chase out on the horizon a fin appeared out of the water. When people say to you to go whale watching or when you see them on TV you always see the whales jumping out of the water – this only really happens in mating season.

Even though we only saw the fins and the bit of the tale it was breathtaking. No-one tells you how you will feel seeing a whale in the wild and it is very emotional. Seeing a huge mammal in it’s natural habitat is amazing and wonderful and also makes you really angry how they are treated in captivity. I have done whale watching so many times since that first time and it never stops being amazing.

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