Whales 20 August, 2009   2 comments

A very special day was had today. After scanning the ocean and travelling for what seemed like forever, we came across a pod of 3 whales, 12 nautical miles south of the Seaway or 11.4 nautical miles off the beach.

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This pod appeared to be as pleased to see us as we were to see them. Countless times the whales swam beneath the boat, never in a hurry, it was like they were swimming in slow motion. Mindy our number one crew member in my eyes, was in the spotters tower and she was able to tell everyone where the whales were and where they were going to surface next.

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The whales responded to the cheering and waving from the passengers

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and at one stage I found myself at the back of the boat, talking to one of the whales beneath the surface and in a soft voice, asking him from the bottom of my heart to put his head up and say hello to me. He did just that.

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I found a number of times today, I stopped taking photos just to talk to the whales. It was a brilliant day in my eyes. For the first time, I got really close to the whales as I ran from one side of the boat to the other and then up to the bow and back to the rear. The weather conditions were beyond perfect. The sea was calm and their wasn’t a breathe of wind.

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Posted August 20, 2009 by goldcoastwhales in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Whales 20 August, 2009

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  1. Wonderful update and the photos are great!

  2. Sounds like a day in heaven…

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