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"The porpoises love to follow and bow ride," Calvert said. "That's actually our favorite, is to get out on the bow and hang out on the bow, and watch the porpoises jump up underneath you. Life doesn't get much better than that."

The San Juan Islands have a loyal following of nature lovers.

"These incredible animals are living out here; this is their world," Otis said. "We are visitors to that world. We see, year after year, people returning. Especially if they've seen the whales on more than one occasion, they'll continue coming back. It's addictive."

Planning a Visit?

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters Capt. Wilk will show you orcas, porpoises, bald eagles and other wildlife.

Outlook Inn, Eastsound, Orcas Island, Wash. This 100-year-old inn is located at the center of Orcas Island, in the heart of Eastsound village.

Lime Kiln Point State Park, San Juan Island, Wash. On the west side of San Juan Island, and about a 15-minute drive from Friday Harbor, this 36-acre park is considered one of the best places in the world to view whales while on land.

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May 28, 2006

"Good Morning America's" Weekend Window visited "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey's hometown of Turner, Maine. When not acting, he lives in Harpswell, which is outside of Brunswick. His mother lives next door and takes care of his farm.

"I think the small-town mentality is getting lost," Dempsey says. "I think the manner, the respect, the sense of community in a world that is completely out of control -- I think I value it more than ever."

Maine, with its breathtaking coastlines, is a land of tradition, and lobster is an important and delicious tradition. Being a lobsterman is a job that is often passed down through the generations. And cooking lobster is not taken lightly. It's practically the state dish.

Dempsey says he wants to move back to this gorgeous state.

"The older I get, the more I really want to back to that environment, especially with a child," he said. "You know, I talk to my wife daily about how I can't wait to move back there full-time to raise my daughter there."

To see a video of Dempsey's Maine, click here.

May 21, 2006

The Ferrari Challenge Rally is friendly competition for Ferrari owners organized by Ferrari. During the three-day road rally the Ferrari owners drive through the northern California countryside and enjoy the scenery.

"We started out in Napa Valley because it's beautiful countryside," said Maria Homann McNeil, Ferrari Challenge manager. "The wine country and all those little tiny roads. The countryside's wonderful. The mountain range gives a great opportunity for driving, so they can experience the great views."

The rally -- a race which is held on a private road -- covers 800 miles and is in its ninth year. The participants drive up the coastline to Monterrey and, at times in designated areas, are allowed to floor the gas pedal and enjoy the power of the car.

"I wanted to do something really fun, and Ferrari started doing these rallies and driving these great cars on great roads and wonderful locations," said Richard Losee, this year's rally winner. It "allows you to have a little competition in a friendly manner, and you see some of the most beautiful roads and country anywhere."

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