Cape Cod (crew)
Poor Paul …
So, in Cabo San Lucas, our crew went on a whale- watching cruise. We knew we were filming at the tail -end of whale season, but we were optimistic that we\’d at least get a glimpse of one stinkin\’ whale. I\’d been to Cabo a handful of times and always, always, always seen a few. Our cameraman, Paul, was especially excited because – if I remember correctly – he hadn\’t ever seen a whale up close. I assured him that this would be his lucky day. Not only did we not see a single whale on the cruise… , we didn\’t see one all week. Occasionally, one of us would shout \”WHALE!\” but by the time we got our bearings and set up camera, it was long gone. Obviously. Paul wasn\’t on the Cape Cod episode. And it\’s a shame, really. We went on a cruise once again – this time hoping to see some big-time whale activity. Sure enough, within minutes, we were surrounded by what the captain called \”fifty or sixty\” whales. They were jumping, playing, swimming under our boat, and right up on the side of it… – it was pretty much amazing. I resisted the temptation to text- message Paul about what he was missing.
The good news is I took about 200 photos while on board. So at least I\’ll get to share the experience a little bit. If he\’s anything like me, he won\’t take any consolation in that whatsoever. ANYWAY, later in the week, we filmed Samantha taking a ride in a glider. For those of you who don\’t know, it\’s essentially a plane with no engine that relies on wind and heat and other factors to soar through the air (after being pulled into the air by a tow-plane). To be honest, I\’d rather NOT know how it works, and just take the pilot\’s word for it that it\’s safe and easy and that \”thermals\” means something I should know about. I just nod my head when the science happens. Samantha – being the trooper she is – climbed right in and went along for what looked like a heck of a ride. I\’m not sure I\’d be next in line for a trip, but we got some amazing footage.