A long afternoon out with the Whales in Stellwagen Bay, near Provincetown, MA
Scroll down to see all the pictures and a bit of Frank history
This is a Humpback feeding. They create a set of bubble that forces the fish they eat into a constrained area then they rise up through it and grab the fish.
Humpback on it's way back down to chase some more fish to the top.
This Humpback actually bumped into our boat. Nobody fell overboard, but you could feel it hit! When it hit a lot of the fish flew out of it's mouth.
This was another boat about the same size as ours. We used Captain Bill's Whale Watching (recommended)
Here you can clearly see the bubbles that the whale makes to drive the fish up and inward.
This building is on the way out of (and into) Gloucester Harbor.
You can also see the sister ship of the fishing boat that was lost in the 'unnamed storm' and later immortalized in the movie "The Perfect Storm". A side note. By sheer coincidence, I had a business meeting right on Gloucester Bay on October 31st, 1991, the day of the storm. The meeting was held in a conference room about 20 feet from the ocean with great big picture windows looking straight out at the incredible surf. We didn't get much business accomplished. The coast road which our hotel was on was wiped out and the lower part of the hotel was destroyed with giant boulders ending up in some of the rooms that remained. It was an awesome experience to say the least and a night to remember. The storm was a complete surprise to the weathermen and quite an experience to go through. I can only imagine what those who were in boats had to endure.
Whales, Gloucester, Perfect Storm, boats, stellwaggen, krill