Whale watching on board Spirit of Gold Coast – Friday 6 Sept 2013   Leave a comment

My love of the majestic Humpback whale has not waned as I discovered today.

The  Gold Coast had a Public Holiday last week and due to the nature of the business I work for, I had to work the holiday but I was given today off in lieu.

All week I had been thinking about what I could do for the day and with strong winds earlier in the week, I doubted that it would be any good for whale watching.  But today when I woke the weather was perfect, so I grabbed my day free and boarded Spirit of Gold Coast after a 3 year absence and went in search of the almighty Humpback whales.

Late in the season, the whales are now heading south back to Antarctic waters for the Summer. We saw a number of small pods, two in each pod and close to shore.

With all the whale watching I have done, I have experienced many great encounters but for someone who hasn’t seen whales for such a long time, nothing would have disappointed me today.

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Sadly I cannot foresee another opportunity to visit the whales this year. While I do have my weekends free, the whale boats are fill to capacity in the weekends and it makes it very difficult to move around with a couple of cameras hanging off me. Who knows, the urge may get the better of me.

Posted September 6, 2013 by goldcoastwhales in Uncategorized

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