Nicole | Personal | Out to Sea | 28th August 2010
On Saturday we had the pleasure to head out on the Steve’s Whale One Boat run by Australia Zoo to try and catch a glimpse of those beautiful humpback whales migrating up and down the coast at the moment. It was a beautiful day to be out on the water. A nice sunny day, not too much wind and a fairly flat sea to cruise along. It was so nice to be sitting at the front of the boat, wind in the hair and watching the water flow by. There is something so relaxing about being out on the water. I loved it!
We headed about 10 nautical miles of the coast of Mooloolaba on the lookout for some beautiful humpback whales. They were being really cheeky. It took us ages of cruising around before we found one of these elusive whales. Finally after about 2 1/2 hours of cruising around, we finally spotted one jumping out of the water. We quickly headed over to the whale only to find that it had headed underwater for around 10 mins. I think it was a little poeple/camera shy. It finally came up again but wasn’t really that playful. It blew a bit of water, came up for a bit of a look and then headed back underwater for another 10 mins. It repeated this process for around 1/2 hour before we had to head back into the wharves. It was a little disappointing that we didn’t get to see more, or even one being a little more playful. But I guess that is one thing with nature, that you can’t control how they behave and it was a privilege to even see one. We were also lucky enough to have some dolphins swimming up along the front of the boat. They were really playful.
Even though we didn’t see to much whale action out on the water, it was still a lovely day. We also each got free passes to Australia Zoo. I am really excited by that as we haven’t been there before (or since I was a little kid and I don’t really remember much!). So here is a few pics that I took throughout the day. Nature always amazes me. There are so many things that we can’t control and still don’t know about in this planet.
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One of the cheeky dolphins playing at the front of the boat.
Our first sight of a whale for the day. This was just about as much of the whale that we saw that day.
The tail heading deep down underwater for some “chill out” time.