Whales August 14 and 15, 2008   Leave a comment

My last two mornings out on Spirit of Gold Coast have definitely been different from other trips. The whales some to have one thing on their minds and that is to get as far north as possible in a hurry.
Yesterday we had to travel 10 miles south before we came across a pod and we were fortunate that they spared a few moments with us, coming close to the boat. Other whale watching boats travelled even futher out than us but were also rewarded for their efforts. Conditions on the water were perfect.
Today was very different, we only had to travel out 3.6 miles but the whales weren’t stopping for no-one. The wind was howling, it was bitterly cold and we pushed into the wind to try and keep up with them in their northerly direction. All 4 whale watching boats that were out this morning, stayed in the same area. We all had our own pods to follow, all going in the same direction at the same speed. Ten minutes out from returning to the Seaway, the whales decided to cross our path, bringing them very close to the boat. We counted 4 whales in this pod and there was definitely some competition going on, most probably 3 males and 1 female. I wonder which male won the right to be escort for the rest of the journey.
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Posted August 15, 2008 by goldcoastwhales in Uncategorized

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