We had some time to look around the harbor area before we boarded the Atlantic Cat, our Catamaran. It was very strange to see Bar Harbor without all the crowds of people. About 8:00, we boarded and found our little corner of the boat on the top deck in the back left. It was a great spot with a wonderful view!!
As we were boarding, we recognized a young man we had met in the Everglades. Yes, it was Ranger G, the ranger that took us on the Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trip. He is working on whale research here during the summer. It really is a small world!!
The Catamaran can really fly. Our ride out to our first stop was just amazing. The views were spectacular!! This cruise made two stops. The first was at a lighthouse which is a Puffin breeding area. It was a beautiful spot. We did see Puffin…but it was from quite a distance. So we could not get very good photos;o(
The next time we stopped was when whales were spotted. I had hopes of seeing a whale, but you have no guarantee. You can’t control Mother Nature:o)) Well, Mother Nature must have know this was Gin’s Birthday Wish and did not disappoint!! I lost count of how many whales we saw. They were everywhere and some were very close to the Catamaran. We saw Whales right up to the time we had to head back to the harbor!!!
The weather had turned much colder and we all huddle up for the chilly ride back to the dock. But what an amazing day, it could not have been better!! Lots of fun, laughter, wonderful views and SOOOOO many whales!!! It was the perfect way to celebrate Gin’s birthday:o))