Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Whale Watching


I wish I'd worn something warmer



Today was our wedding anniversary (32 years) so we went whale watching.  As you do.  We had brunch down at Circular Quay and were serenaded by a street busker with an accordion.  We could have been in France; the man with the didgeridoo was the other side of the quay.  At midday we hopped onto the Whale Watching cruise boat.  The sea was fairly choppy once we left Sydney Harbour but we had taken some Kwells beforehand and we just enjoyed bouncing along on top of the waves, it was like a big dipper ride.  I just wished I had worn a woolly hat and thicker jumper.  

humpback whales

We spent a couple of hours out on the ocean and were rewarded by the sight of several humpback whales.  The first thing you spot is the plume of spray as they come to the surface.  Then their massive bodies arch out of the water and they raise their distinctive tail before disappearing beneath the surface.  This was the first time I had seen whales in the open sea so it was very exciting.  By the middle of November they will all have migrated to the Antarctic for the summer.

returning to Sydney Harbour

 A lovely day, we had a whale of a time.


 Mr & Mrs

23 comments:

  1. Glad you managed to see some. They are wonderful aren't they? I've never managed to see any ...and Harvey Bay where my parents live is a great spot to see them. One day I'll do it.

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    1. I was ridiculously excited to see them.

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  2. Many congratulations ! You must have been a child bride :-) xx

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  3. I just looked at the apartment post. I imagined they lived in a bedsit for some reason, vegans etc. Lovely place to live. Child bride first time..

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  4. Does the 'F' stand for Frozen? Happy anniversary.

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    1. I ordered 'S' for Susan but they misheard.

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  5. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs! Did I mention you make a lovely couple? You're beautiful and Paul is handsome.
    Today is also my parent's anniversary.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria. The hat and glasses disguise a lot!

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  6. Oh how lovely to go whale watching, I am deeply envious. Happy Anniversary - hope you have many more.

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    1. It was done on impulse. So glad we did it.

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  7. Happy Anniversary. I have never been whale watching but do love the vibe at Circular Quay.

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    1. The cruise ship was docked yesterday so it was extra busy.

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  8. Happy Anniversary. Glad you saw some whales.We've just celebrated 50 years, so you've a way to go yet !
    We loved Circular Quay, and the first time we walked along there towards the Opera House, we wondered if we shouldn't have taken up the offer to be "Ten Pound Poms" back in the sixties !

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    1. We thought about emigrating back in the eighties, sometimes wish we had. It's a great place.

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  9. Happy Anniversary, how lucky and beautiful you both are:)

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  10. We almost did a whale trip when we came to sydney last year and never had time... I loved the city

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    1. It's a great place. You must go on a whale trip if you get the opportunity, it was a spectacular sight.

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  11. Happy Anniversary to you! You make a very good-looking couple. And 32 years! I hope to someday have a relationship as strong as that. Looks like you had a lovely day out to celebrate. Sydney Harbor is so beautiful. Can't believe you saw some humpbacks. They are really amazing creatures and I never see any when I go out.

    Justin @ San Juan Sail Charter

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