Whales in the west

Safely back home from our big trip, but some more adventures beckoned.

For her 9th birthday, we promised our niece a trip out to see the whales off Cape Naturaliste in WA’s south west.

It was grey and a bit windy this morning but by the time we got on the boat, sun beams were breaking through the clouds. Despite the cool breeze, we had a great trip only a few kilometres off the coast.

An hour was spent drifting around a group of three humpback whales. They circled us and we circled them.  The boat drifted slowly towards the lighthouse on the cape and soon we were surrounded by puffs of seawater as groups of whales seemed to be in every direction, although not that close to the boat.

A few big breaches in the distance and tail slaps created a big white splash.  Plenty of deep diving meant the whales’ tails were in full view.

It was a lovely ‘birthday’ morning on the water.

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