Saturday, September 18, 2010

L-pod near Race Rocks in the morning! Sept 16th, 2010

Here are a few images from our encounter with L-pod near Race Rocks this morning!

Ron Bates got a call around 8.30am that many Orcas had been spotted near Sheringham heading East. This was great news as due to thick fog off the waterfront we were considering canceling our morning trip, I am very glad we did not:)

By the time we got on scene the Orcas we in Becher Bay and moving fast towards Race Rocks. It was a surprise to see them so close to shore and the Orcas were in a very playful mood, tail slapping, tail lobbing, spyhops, breaches and even cartwheels! We also saw a lot of pink snake as many of the Orcas were in a frisky mood;)

On our way home from this incredible encounter we stopped off at Race Rocks to show our delighted passengers the large number of Seals & Sealions hanging out at this Marine Protected Area!

What a wonderful way to start the day, despite the damp conditions:)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad we were able to be a part of this amazing adventure. We were disappointed when we saw the fog and thought we would be lucky to see 1 whale. What a suprise we got!! An amazing trip that I will never forget. Thank you to everyone involved.