Saturday, July 12, 2014

Whale Watching

Today we drove to Cape Spear trying to catch a glimpse of the humpback whales as they are supposed to be around in July / August chasing the capelin.  We got there around 2:30 and walked on the trails trying to see if there were any whales in the area.  Interestingly enough, there was still a loan iceberg in the area.  There was one that was hanging out by one of the whale watching tour boats, but was too far away for us to see it very well.  We walked on and there were a few more whales further down the coast, but they disappeared as soon as we showed up and tried to get a picture of them.  We continued to walk around the area and took a tour of the lighthouse.  As we walked out of the lighthouse and started down to the car we heard a woman say, "whales!".  So we walked over to the fence and watched as the whales surfaced and blew from their blow holes.  There were 2 whales that hung around and would come to the surface for air, but no jumping out of the water or tail splashes, maybe another time!  It was fun to see the whales in the wild, took 3 hours before we were able to really see the whales, but worth it.

One of the last ice bergs...

Kids with the lighthouse

This boat kept chasing the whales, the whales doubled back to get away from the boat.

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