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whale watching in Pacifica

Pacifica is beautiful and has whales. It was brought to my attention that now was a good time to see whales so we had to check it out.

Pacifica in July is still foggy and gray. Looking for gray colored whales against gray skies and oceanscape is harder than I thought. We did see lots of fins and water spouts and a clear whale tail.

We went on the pier and walked all the way out. There were loads of fishermen out there!

We ended up at in a 50s style diner for lunch because my beloved Camelot was closed.

Eventually we caught on to the idea of sitting in the car and whale watching where we felt so much warmer! We could see dolphins playing in the surf.


My favorite dream since childhood was always about whales and being at the ocean. I have always lived in California, close to the beach. I got the chicken pox before our class whale watching trip and missed out. Later my brother took me flying over the ocean to look for whales but we didn’t see any. As an adult, I excitedly took a friend from Michigan dolphin watching on a little boat with a photographer who took us around Catalina. We saw lots and lots of dolphins and tried to appreciate it through our sleepy haze from the dramamine. We also saw a whale, come up out of the water completely and splash back down. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen!
Last night I dreamt of the whales, the ocean, and my other favorite thing-trains! It was wonderful. I should really figure out how to see whales again in real life.