As much as my wife and I wanted to do a whale cruise, weather conditions were not in our favor, so we had to watch from shore. We were directed to a wayside rest/park where there had been recent sightings of whales near shore. We were entertained by several whales that were feeding just off the point I was shooting from. Although the whales never came fully out of the water, it was still exciting to see their blow spouts and to watch them roll near the surface. I was lucky enough to catch an occasional fluke shot. Pretty cool to see these magnificent creatures, especially when the largest water creature back home is a sturgeon, which sometimes reaches 5-6 feet in length.