I was able to see the mother blue whale and her calf because I was sitting in the captain’s area, which he had told everyone they could sit in at any time of night or day (because we were in the land of the midnight sun, it was sunny 24 hours every day). He told me that he had seen a huge female blue whale swimming with her calf, so I was looking for what the captain had described.
At that moment the whale appeared and I, and the captain, both said “Thar she blows!"
We were the only people in the captain’s area at that moment, and we said the same thing out loud simultaneously. It was the perfect moment! The captain was extremely happy and jolly!