Yes, all wet, but could watch the humpback whales, so it was worth it!!!

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our boat arrived
It was almost 2pm, when our boat arrived. The tour group from the morning was coming back, now it was our turn, yay!!! Shawn and me were just chilling out when Judith called us. It was time to leave, yes! The guide, Carmen, called the whole group and we were surrounding her while she was giving us some instructions, including what to do if someone had motion sickness, so good I took that medicine in advance, hehehe.

The tour will last 2 - 2 1/2 hrs. We'd sail until we found whales and then stay there watching them. Finally we'd go back to the coast. Our group was mostly about locals. Just Shawn and 2 children were foreigners. The mother of the 2 children said it would be a good idea if we introduce ourselves, so the time would go faster, mmm, good idea! Well, it was my turn and I said where I was from and that I was enjoying Ecuador so far, and all the Ecuadorians were so glad about what I just said, hehehe.
wet but happy :)
Then was Shawn's turn who said he was American but moved to Ecuador some months ago, hehehe. I was proud he did it well introducing himself in Spanish, great!

The boat was going fast but not that much, nevertheless the passengers of the left side got completely wet. And guess where I was sitting, hahaha. But I wouldn't complain at all, specially after seeing a 6 months all baby girl. The children were laughing and playing. Just one man got sick. So smart I took the medication just in case, hahaha. We were starting to get impatient, since we didn't see any whale and time was running. I remembered Judith assured us we'd watch whales, but Carmen said we'd watch them if we were lucky, mmm.

Suddenly one of the ladies screamed: "whale!" Everyone got excited and Carmen asked us not to run where the whale was, just stay in our places otherwise the boat would loose balance.
look there!
Ok, ok. We were lucky and could see several times the whales, but what was the nicest was watching a whale family! Dad, mom and baby whale, how cute!!! Sorry, I was so excited that didn't take really good pictures. The whales are fast!

We staid there for almost 45min, watching whales and having a snack, hehehe. Then we started to go back to the coast. It was around 5 when we left and arrived at 5 something. This was a cool experience, highly recommended. We landed, gave back our lifevests and were ready to enjoy another beautiful sunset in Puerto Lopez :)
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our boat arrived
our boat arrived
wet but happy :)
wet but happy :)
look there!
look there!
Judith and the map of the excursion
Judith and the map of the excursion
Carmen our guide explaining the to…
Carmen our guide explaining the t…
a little sailor :P
a little sailor :P
my beads!!!
my beads!!!
I think Im gonna get wet...
I think I'm gonna get wet...
where are the whales?
where are the whales?
a whale!!!
a whale!!!
thats a whale...
that's a whale...
it was a bit cloudy
it was a bit cloudy
snack was soda and chifles - banan…
snack was soda and chifles - bana…
in our way back
in our way back
another boat looking for whales
another boat looking for whales
going back to the coast
going back to the coast
nice birds
nice birds
yes! we did it!
yes! we did it!
with Carmen :)
with Carmen :)
arrived on time for another sunset
arrived on time for another sunset
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