Personally I’m not a fan of bucket lists, and find the whole concept morbid. Why would you sit around and think about all of the things you haven’t done? Less talk and more action people, instead of writing up lists, just get out there and do it!
Having said that, one of the things I have always wanted to do is go whale watching. Sure I saw one, once. Does standing on the shore looking at a little black and white blur in the distance count? Considering 50% of the whale population in the world migrate through protected Australian waters (my home town), seeing one up close in open waters shouldn’t be too hard to achieve.
In October I am going to cross something off my, lets call it “Wish List”. I have booked my very first whale watching adventure for my upcoming 30th birthday. Even if I don’t see a whale on my birthday, it will coincide with the Navy Fleet review, so I will be sure to see something in the water. Although, I have chosen my whale watching charter very carefully, the company guarantee that if you don’t get to see a whale in the 4 hour cruise, you can come back free of charge another day! How awesome is that, and they even have a licensed bar on board to make the day even better!
Wish me luck! I hope I am blessed with blue sky’s, calm seas and get to see these gentle giants ‘in the wild’, (hopefully some dolphins too!)
*** I will do a follow up blog on my experience, so check back in October***
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