Nature All Around

Our most recent trip on Let It Be was one beautiful day after another.  The weather was perfect and I loved the nature we encountered, especially since we were coming from the hot/cold roller coaster that has been Texas weather this winter.  

For plant lovers who think spring will never arrive, here is a picture of the fabulous bougainvillea at The Top of the Baths restaurant:


While walking up to the restaurant, we encountered this cute little fellow.  Who knew lizards came in blue?


While exploring Anegada from the dingy we saw several large stingrays.  Frank dunked the camera under water and managed this rather good shot:


This was not the biggest stingray we saw, but it was a good size! 

The most exciting and unexpected thing we saw this trip was whales!  While anchored at Anegada the winds were very light, so we decided to motor along the north side and fish off the back of LIB.

I was at the helm, and yelled when I saw a WHALE.  My skeptical crew suggested I had seen dolphins, which we have yet to encounter. However, not 5 seconds later we saw the giant, unmistakable tail emerge, then splash into the water.  It was breathtaking to see these giants arc out of the water and disappear into the depths.  Sometimes we would see water from the blow holes, the shiny rounded backs, then a giant tail.  WOW! 

Three different times we saw whales! I tried to get a good shot, but my camera lens was not long enough so I only have this blurry shot as proof:



What a treat!



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