Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday, October 5

After being tied to the dock for 10 days, we finally got to head out in search of whales once more! We had no idea what or who we might see, as it had been a while since our last trip and the seas were pretty treacherous during that time. Fortunately, we were happily surprised by our findings today! We ended up wtih 5 humpback whales (Jabiru, Patches, Daffodil, Pitcher and one unidentified whale) along with a huge fin whale and a minke whale. Not bad for an adventure in swelly seas!  Patches and Jabiru were together at first and then seemed to split up. The 3rd humpback whale we couldn't get near- that whale has something other than being watched by us on its mind. Then we found Daffodil and Pitcher in the distance. One (or both) of them were spotted jumping out of the water as we approached. Once we arrived, the pair were slapping their flippers and creating quite the show.  A minke whale was scooting through the area as well! Great day had by all!

Fin whale

1 comment:

  1. I adopted patches back in the early 90s when I was a child - how old is patches now?