We got away for a day in Santa Barbara over the weekend. While Santa Barbara is always a beautiful place, on this particular day it was amazing.
We had the rare treat of watching a young gray whale frolic in the bay. He was there for hours (or days??). Of course, we have a toddler, so we watched for "minutes" and enjoyed it all. Island Boy was captivated. Who wouldn't be?
Unfortunately, there was some controversy as kayakers and even boaters in relatively large vessels crowded in for a closer look. The whale was surfacing *very* close to some of those kayaks and I'm sure it was a genuine thrill for them.
Luckily, we had a tremendous and close up view of the Cetacean from the wharf - not quite the same as being in a kayak, but certainly dryer and more reliable!
As Island Boy said, "Amazing!!!"