Wed 15 Aug 2007
Well for the last 5 days I’ve been camping on Hervey Bay. It was a bit of a trial run to give Tash her first camping experience that had the added bonus of some great weather and awesome whale watching. The weekend happened to coincide with the opening weekend of the whale watching season in Hervey Bay (Aug – Oct). For those who have never been whale watching, or have been somewhere else I highly recommend heading to Hervey Bay and especially early in the season when the humpback whales seem to be anything but shy. I have to mention the boat we were on for the whale watching, it and the wonderful crew made the day just about perfect. The boat was the Shayla (www.shaylacruises.com.au), a catamaran that runs all day whale watching crises during the season, I highly recommend it.
I lost count of the number of humpback whales we saw during the day but we got the full experience of whale activity, breaches, tail and pectoral slapping and spy-hopping. There were also several curious whales taking an interest in the boat and getting up close and personal.
Managed to get some greats snaps too (whales and the bay) a couple of which you can see. I’ll be adding more to the gallery on chuckles34.net so keep an eye open.
All in all a Great way to waste some time