The diverse vegetation was very colourful, especially against the backdrop of the blue sky and the ocean.
We could see almost 180 degrees of the Indian Ocean – an amazing sight. It was incredibly calm as well. The whales use the area as a nursery for their newborn calves before heading south in November/December.
We saw lots of evidence of whales – water spouting and big splashes of white water. We were satisfied that we “had seen some whales” and started to head back to our car. We took a wrong turn and were actually heading away from the direction of the cars for some time before we realised.
This extended our walk quite a bit but we had some great sightings of whale activity in that stretch.
We found our way back to the car and decided to have a coffee (I had brought a thermos of coffee with us) at the Castle Rock Beach we went to last week.
Just as we were about to leave my husband noticed some excited photographers nearby – YES, I really can say now that I have seen a whale in its natural environment – and we weren’t even looking! I wasn’t quick enough to catch it on camera unfortunately!