As a last-minute decision, we decided to take the kids whale watching. There was a little rain, but no wind or fog, so we were safe to continue our adventure!
We didn’t see any whales, but we saw nature at its finest. A waterspout formed just a few miles away from the boat, and it was not the kind of waterspout the itsy bitsy spider climbed. The captain said he had only seen 3 in 38 years of sailing. He called the local news station and we were on California’s Channel 4 news that night.
Shortly thereafter, the weather cleared up and the sun made its way out. We learned that dolphins actually are whales, the differences between saw sea lions and sea otter and saw many species of birds all within 7 miles outside Newport Beach.
By the last picture, my camera had gotten soaked in the rain. But this trip was better than any in-class science lesson!