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Friday, 22 July 2016

A whale of a time





On the weekend we decided to book ourselves in for a whale watching cruise. We'd never done it before, though I have been lucky enough to see them by chance both in Hawaii and Culburra.

We booked a morning cruise on Captain Cook Cruises because they were very affordable and got me back in time for my afternoon theatre date. They're also in the Entertainment book for those that have that.


We set out in fog but the sun soon came out and so did the whales. There were about 6 in the first pod, that were a little distance from us, but still clearly visible.

After awhile, the number of spectator boats became too many (to be kind to the whales) so we moved on. This proved to be a blessing for us. As we settled into our solitary new spot, two whales that had been in the distance came over to check us out. If the boat didn't have glass on the windows you could have touched them. It was AMAZING! They frolicked near us for a good twenty minutes or so before heading back out to sea.

And as none of my crew were seasick, I can say it was an awesome day! I was absolutely loving life!

19 comments:

  1. How exciting for you to see these amazing creatures up close Lydia. What a thrill! :)

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  2. That sounds absolutely amazing! I've never been whale watching but it sounds incredible to experience. :)

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  3. Looks wonderful Lydia. I live in Hervey Bay the - supposed - home of the humpback. But... I've not been whale watching since being back here (I went decades ago). Previously I've not been working so struggled with the idea of spending the money when you never know if you'll see anything or not. But a friend of mine has committed to going this year so I think I'll tag along.

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  4. OK, so after reading your whale post(s) I've chatted to the hubster and we've put "whale watching" on our agenda for the September/October school holidays. I think that's when they migrate south again? We're thinking Jervis Bay ....
    Thanks for joining the Lovin' Life Linky!

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  5. I took K whale watching when we went up one year to A in Mundubra - we were both so excited and had a wonderful day. A wasn't fussed about having to work while we went because he said he saw heaps when he was in the navy !!
    So glad you all enjoyed it and even better that nobody got seasick !!!!

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  6. Good captures I have never seen a whale in the flesh as such :-)

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  7. Awesome! Would love to do that!

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  8. I had the opportunity to see whales in Dominica earlier this year. I enjoyed it so much. They're amazing animals@
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/07/bottoms-up.html

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  9. I wanted to go to the beach this year but it didn't turn out but I did go to Bear Lake, Utah and Idaho.

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  10. Oh well that is super fun. I want to be in a place someday where I can go whale watching. I really enjoyed this post.

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

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  11. What an awesome opportunity. Sounds like such fun.
    Would love for you to stop by to share over at Tots and Me
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2016/07/wordless-wednesday-july-27-2016-wlinky.html

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  12. How incredible.
    I love the entertainment book, but not much use in Dubbo.

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  13. so cool! I was hoping to to take my boy out during school holidays to see the whales, but ran out of time. Maybe next year.

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  14. That is awesome, back home we would go to see the whales, it's been years now, but how I remember does good times.
    Great Captures.

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  15. Wow, what a great adventure, even cruising out in the fog looks amazing.

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  16. Oh, how wonderful! I can't imagine how awesome it was! I am hoping to take a whale watch trip in the near future.

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  17. que maravilla, debió de ser una gran experiencia poder observar las ballenas tan cerca...
    Saludos

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