Thursday 8/12/10 This afternoon on the way out we saw a space shuttle escape pod drill! A huge helicopter carried the pod to 14,000 ft and released it. It came floating down with 3 giant orange parachutes and splashed in the water. We spotted a BLUE WHALE for a while and saw several spouts in the distance.
Thursday 8/12/10 9:00 am trip. We saw the spouts and were just about to the whales, 6 miles SW of Morro Bay, when the Coast Guard boat came along side and ordered us to leave the area because of a drill. We were unable to find other whales. Return passes were issued.
Wednesday 8/11/10 We saw whales on both trips.