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Cape Lookout hike and whale watching

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    had a great short hike on Cape Lookout on Saturday. Perfect weather and calm seas. Saw some more Gray Whales. Wonderful :)

    beginning of the hike:
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    Cape Lookout Hike 01 by tilman paulin, on Flickr


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    Cape Lookout Hike 02 by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    whale spotting - Gray Whales travelling south along the coast:
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    whale spotting by tilman paulin, on Flickr


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    whale sequence 01 by tilman paulin, on Flickr


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    whale sequence 02 by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    a rude bird :smile:
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    rude bird by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    on the way back:
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    Cape Lookout Hike 03 by tilman paulin, on Flickr


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    Cape Lookout Hike 04 by tilman paulin, on Flickr


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    Cape Lookout sunset by tilman paulin, on Flickr


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    Cape Lookout Hike 05 by tilman paulin, on Flickr
     
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  2. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2014
    Launceston & Sydney
    Nick Clark
    Gorgeous light in these! I've had a few guests from Oregon and it's definitely on my to do list.

    Out of interest, what are the waves like up that way?
     
  3. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks Nick!
    Not a surfer myself, but we see plenty of them here. :)
    Maybe this helps http://magicseaweed.com/Oregon-Surf-Forecast/15/ (just googled this so it might not help at all)

    You can always turn it into a roadtrip and make your way down to California. ;) (In case you do, make sure to stop by one of the Redwood Forests. They're spectactular)
     
  4. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2014
    Launceston & Sydney
    Nick Clark
    I think I'd probably road-trip the other way, I like cold places :wink:

    Checked out your photostream by the way, very nice!
     
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  5. What a lovely place to hike.
     
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  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    You sure do get to some stunning looking places!
     
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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Gorgeous. Reminds me of Big Sur. I saw a whale blowing from where I was sitting, eating a sandwich at Esalen.
     
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  8. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    yes, the Pacific Northwest is full of stunning places! Lucky to be here for a while!

    That was how we saw whales around Christmas down in Crescent City (Northern CA). We bought sandwiches and went to the park at the beach. Watched whales while eating a late lunch. We were so excited that I actually forgot to take pictures (imagine that :tongue:)
     
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  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I grabbed the Canon Powershot I had back then and rattled off this shot...

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    ...which, when cropped, shows the spout somewhat:

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  10. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I'm afraid the bird is saying, "Ok, you want to take my picture? Well s..t on you!"

    The rest of the scene more than makes up for it.
     
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  11. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    wow, that one was really close to shore! Nice! I had to crop quite a lot even at 300mm...


    yes, that's pretty much it. We didn't take it personally though... :tongue:
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    What a fantastic day! I did laugh at your rude bird.:wink:

    There's something extra special about seeing whales.
     
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