Our holiday has felt a little bit like stepping into someone else's shoes. Someone orders Moreton Bay Bugs rather than just-an-entree-and-some-water-thanks. Growing up, our family holidays were more along the lines of going camping at a DOC campsite, or making a long-haul trip to New Plymouth to see my Grandmother, and spend our days in Pukekura Park. While we were in Hervey Bay, we enjoyed what I, in my limited experience, considered 'the high life'. We lazed on the beach, and we shopped like we were preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, an we ate out most nights. It felt like we did all the things, even though we were trying to take the chilled approach.
Someone else's shoes.
So when it came to booking tickets to get next to some whales, I did a bit of hunting around and found a company that were not only the cheapest (by a fair bit), but also the awesomest of them all. We forewent the buffet style luncheon that all the other tourist boats tried to brag about, and went with tea and coffee, and scientific experts who were out on the seas researching these gorgeous creatures. The profits from our trip funded further research, and we all felt good about ourselves (seriously though - $75 compared to the $120 that the tourist boats were charging). We sailed with Pacific Whale Foundation Aus, and they were great.
And whales! Because, when in Rome...