Last weekend my new LA friends and I had some grand adventures. First thing Saturday morning we met up and headed down the coast to Newport for phase 1: whale watching. It was a bit cloudy but beautiful in the AM as we headed out into the open ocean.
Our first visitors were these guys! A whole pod of dolphins.
Some of them surfed the wake in the front of the boat.
Some of them preferred swimming along side with their babies. So cool.
I was really loving the adventure of it all, the sunshine, my new peps, and my new coat.
Before heading back in, with no whale sightings on record, the captain got a call. There was a whale in close range who had been caught in a fisherman's net and was dragging them along. We headed out to watch the rescue.
We all enjoyed the view through the handy binoculars I rented.
The rescuers had to keep moving and we had to stay away so we wouldn't scare the whale, but, we got some great views of him when he surfaced.
On our way back in we caught this great view of these sea lions....apparently sea lions can jump but seals cant that's how you can know the difference….however I’m not sure how accurate that information was since one of the crew kindly informed us that you “don’t get this job by going to college”.lol.
The salty sea air made us all hungry so for phase 2 we headed to a Mexican restaurant that looked out on the beach. Of course, since we are all young single persons witty banter & some flirting tips were exchanged. Did you know you can get what you want by a simple hair flip? I'm going to practice that one.
After lunch came phase 3: half of the group had to head back while Amy, Chris, Brent and I made the roughly 6 miles (each way) along the coast from Newport beach to Huntington Beach and back. It was such a beautiful day and a fun way to get to know each other and soak up some sun.
After the bike ride was phase 4: Frisbee and treats on the beach before heading to Cafe Rio for dinner and driving back home belting some awesome tunes (by the likes of Alanis Morissette and Jimmy Buffett), playing the question game, and laughing until I was hoarse.
Sunday only extended the adventure with church followed by a BBQ in the rain, more chatting, laughing of course cause that’s our style, and some really great games. It was the weekend to start it all....time to get my social life ON.