Friday Fictioneers 12th November

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our hostess for the Friday Fictioneers challenge. This week our prompt is provided by Ted Strutz. Thanks Rochelle for giving us an update on his progress.
The rustle of sick bags and groans of a few passengers was enough to put anyone off.
The crew were coping marvelously though and the introductory video was enlightening and promising.
‘To port!’ came the cry across the speakers, and all able passengers lunged to outside, cameras at the ready.
The blue whale** showed himself in all his finery.
Awesome, and I felt extremely small and insignificant.

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** addendum:
My whale watch in NZ was to see Sperm Whales. Totally wondrous!



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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37 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 12th November

  1. James McEwan says:

    Wonderful to learn their discomfort was rewarded with the sighting of a blue whale.

    • It was a wonderful experience. I did feel sorry for one lady who missed it all because she was so ill. She’d only come to please her husband. The crew were wonderful with her though.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Whales are such extraordinary and improbable creatures

  3. Wow, all the sickness would be worth such a mesmerizing site. Well done, Di.

  4. Bear says:

    I felt the same way my first night on the ocean… stars without pollution, a calm sea, dolphins jumping and swimming alongside the ship singing to one another. Ahhhh, would that I could be there right now. Thanks for the memory of it.

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I would love the opportunity to do this.

  6. What an experience. I’ve seen many amazing things on my travels but never a blue whale. One day…!

  7. pennygadd51 says:

    What a wonderful experience. I’m so glad that nowadays we pursue whales with cameras rather than harpoons.

  8. michael1148humphris says:

    Cameras only please, I would love to see whales,

  9. murisopsis says:

    I fear I’d have to venture out alone as Sparky has severe motion sickness…. he’d be doubled over with a sick bag! I’m sure the sight was spectacular!! Me being a little dyslexic I’d be the one running to the wrong side of the boat and missing everything!!

  10. Dale says:

    Oh what a wonderful experience (well, not for those who don’t do well with motion…) Lucky you!

  11. That must be an awesome sight Di.

  12. WOW! What a cool thing to see! Nice “tail” 😉

  13. trishsplace says:

    We took the kids whale watching once in Western Australia. It was supposed to be an amazing experience. On the jetty before we got onto the boat, our middle child was already feeling crook. Then, I think the boat was travelling too fast on rough water, and by the time we got to the whales, that boy had been chucking the whole time, our older daughter was lying on a bench ignoring the world but holding onto things. Hubby was in the toilet with the youngest throwing up boy, struggling himself. I was sitting with the middle boy, forcing myself not to be sick. Whales? Who gives a *#@( was our attitude by then 😂

  14. Ah! On my bucket list (though I may actually need that bucket, come to think of it … 😉 ) N.

  15. Bill says:

    Wonderful story, well told. I suppose I had my chance. 🙂

  16. granonine says:

    I was on a whale watch off the coast of Maine several years ago. I’ll always count it as a highlight in my life. We took dramamine about an hour before we boarded, and I just had a little nausea 🙂

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