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I have seen a whale and it was amazing! Today, Ron and I explored the town of Gloucester (Glostah to the locals) before taking a whale watching tour and yes, I used a Groupon. It was awesome. The boat ride was long and choppy, probably close to two hours before we found some whales, but once we did they were worth it. We saw both Minke whales, which are smaller, and also a humpback whale named Nile. Nile came super close to the boat, probably about 50 feet away and really put on a show, diving and surfacing several times. She also lifted her tail which was a big hit. I took a ton of photos and this isn’t the best by far, but it isn’t the worst either. I never want to put the best on the net unwatermarked for all to see, and take. Anyway, whale watching was an amazing experience and now I can finally say that I’ve seen a whale. Pretty cool! I definitely recommend Cape Ann Whale Watch if you’re in the Gloucester area and want to check out some whales. They were knowledgeable, really emphasizing education and whale preservation, and they offer a full galley with drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks (chips, candy, hot dogs, ramen, etc.) Plan for a trip that takes up the better part of the day. We left the dock around 1 p.m. and got back at about 5 p.m. but it was so worth it. We loved every minute of it and definitely recommend it.

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