In search of whales, again…

Today we went to Cape Naturaliste hoping to see some whales after our unsuccessful attempt last week. We started out at about 10.00am on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning.

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!

Lorraine

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