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Sunday, August 02, 2009



Today we had a most excellent paddle in Cape Broyle trying to capture some pictures of a Humpedback we heard was in the area. He was there alright but very elusive as he continued his feeding. We at first chased him all around the harbour. At least that is what it felt like to me. To him we were so far off that he probably didn't see us as we were following his blow hole sprays from a distance. We did at one point see him breech, twist in the air and land on his back causing a tremendous splash, of course we were to far away to get it on camera. What a spectacular sight though. As we returned up the harbour we spotted him heading back to the harbour mouth right in front of us. He passed just to the left of Tony's boat and I was just able to catch his dorsal fin and wave beore he dropped below. The wind was gusting hard at this point but I was getting him on a picture come hell or cold Broyle water. You can see him just to the left as he passes by Tony's kayak.
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Tony said...

Way to go Stan, I didn't realize you got this picture. It was amazing as it went by me. Glad you had a good day and got your whale of a tale.

Tony :-)

kayakr said...

It's always cool with close contact.


Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Yeah guys, being in the right spot at the right time some times pays. It is quite fascinating viewing these huge creatures in their environment. Fun paddle for sure.