As this afternoon's ferry was approaching the dock, the captain came on the loudspeaker and said:
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. The ferry is approaching the dock and we will be docking soon. It looks like the two whales are still out by the day mark near the dock.
We couldn't see much from the windows of the ferry itself, but once we were on shore and looked out to the day mark, sure enough, there were indeed whales! Swimming about and spouting spray from time to time!
Thirty years in Alameda and that's a first!