Birthday weekend 2012 was a good time and worth remembering. Eileen and I went to Boston for a whale watch, a trip to the New England Aquarium and visit to Quincy Market. The Aquarium Whale Watch Blog for May 5th reports that people on the boat spotted eight Humpback Whales during the trip. I was shooting both video and photographs. The video did not turn out so well. The photographs came out better. I caught the following dive and tail sequence using the Pentax with the 300mm lens.
I tried to identify the whale based on its tail pattern in the Stellwagen Bank Top 50 Whales Webpage but had no luck.
We stayed at the Harborside Inn, which is close to both the New England Aquarium and Quincy Market.
On the edge of Quincy Market we stopped to look at the horse and carriage rides lined up like cabs at a hotel. I was surprised that some were charging 30 or more dollars for a ride.
It was Cinco de Mayo so Quincy Market was busy. I was glad to see several street performers providing entertainment. After a walk around the market we settled in at Ames Plow Tavern in their outside dining area.
The staff at Ames Plow was very friendly and attentive. During the stay we went to a few other restaurants in the market, including Cheers and Ned Devines, but came back to Ames Plow for their great service.
Eileen and I took a walk through the market on our way to dinner at the Chart House. I stopped to snap a shot of the Custom House Tower building glowing in the fog.
On Sunday morning we went looking for a nice place to have breakfast before going to the Aquarium. After a short walk to look at a few options we ended up at North 26 at the Millennium Hotel. It was a nice breakfast although it was a little pricey.
The New England Aquarium was great. I shot mostly video inside rather than photographs but did get some nice close up photos of the harbor seals in the outdoor tank.
See the video from the New England Aquarium visit at my YouTube Channel.
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