Monday, September 22, 2008

Thar she blows!

We've been anchored up off a few islands since last night.  The islands were striking and beautiful.  Brilliant white beaches, rocky plateaus and sand dunes, with a little scrub here and there.  The waves crashing over the reefs and not a soul in sight.  I think they are deserted and quarantined as nature preserves.

On the seaward side of the ship, numerous pods of whales frolicked in the waves.  Mostly sperm whales, they were quite active-breaching and sending up huge, white splashes against the sparkling blue water.  Many of the crew lined the bridge wings, taking photos.  I chose to simply enjoy the show, but perhaps later I can snag a couple of photos and post them.

We have to stay another day here to clear customs and immigration, then we're off for Singapore. 

Peace

3 comments:

"That Dude" said...

Singapore? R&R or more work?

PR said...

The islands sound awesome. No visitors allowed?

Mr. Bud said...

wilson..... wilson.
Wilson!