Monday, August 9, 2010

2010.21.190 - Whale Hunting FAIL

2010-08-09 Caddy Bay
Tired of being regaled by the other kayakers in our merry band who've been out paddling and seen the grey whale that's hanging around the local waters (Richard even got a picture of it), Louise and I had a couple of hours to spare this morning to do a quick paddle to the whale's favourite spot around Flower Island at Ten Mile Point.

The whale was being either not cooperative, or not present. I'm going with not present as we didn't see a sign of it as we kayaked out under cloudy skies. In fact, we barely saw a sign of anything.
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We thought the whale may have been hiding behind this heron, but no such luck.
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Then we spied a family of otters running over a rocky islet. Were they running from a whale? Probably not.
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We turned a big lazy figure-8 around Flower Island and Jemmy Jones Island, but there was no sign of the grey whale. So we headed back to shore....
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...and it was here that we finally saw a whale! No, not the grey, but a blue whale!
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(Okay, you caught me. It's not really a blue whale. It's a blue salmon.)

Trip Length: 5.25 km
YTD: 147.84 km
More pictures are here.
2010-08-09 Caddy Bay Whale Hunt

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