new south whales

Hopefully you don’t get tired of whale shots, it’s seasonal so don’t worry it will be over soon.
This year they have put on a spectacular show by coming close to shore, probably the best I’ve seen in about six years.
Usually I’ll see one on a kayak trip but yesterday morning they were everywhere, I saw at least four mothers with calves, one with twins.

Before the sun comes up it is a bit perturbing as you can hear them but you’re not sure where they are or if you’re on their flight path.

I was there to catch dinner so I tried to avoid them but eventually I just sat back and enjoyed the show.

Another event going on at the moment is the huge number of very hungry Mutton Birds (Sooty Shearwaters) that are heading down the coast on their return from a quick lap of the pacific rim.
These birds are starving and once they find you, you end up with a gang of them following you around like puppy dogs and attacking anything they think might be edible.
Not content with harassing you on the surface they’ll dive down to 20m to attack your bait, it would be nice to feed them but I suspect they would follow you home.

Dinner from the food chain is a lot more stimulating than dinner from the supermarket chain. IMG_3277 IMG_3274 IMG_3273 IMG_3276 IMG_3290 IMG_3291

dinner

dinner

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