Sensei volunteers at the senior center teaching Meditation, Living Enlightenment and Awakening Stillness Qigong. In thanks they allowed her to take a companion on an outing so she asked me to join her on a whale watching expedition. We walked to the center and got on a bus with a couple dozen members to Newport Beach, a cozy little seaside village. The boat was from Davey's Locker, and if it was their primary boat for that excursion it was 65 feet long per the website. We spent most of the trip near the stern where we could be close to the water. We saw dolphins and elephant seals, beaches and boats, the weather was great, the water calm and we both loved it.