Sorry for the lack of posts for the past few days. Here are some updates! The picture of the fin whale seen here was taken on September 3rd in Head Harbour Passage. These large whales are not usually seen this close to shore, a very special treat for many of the boaters, pleasure crafts and whale watching boats alike. Yesterday brought rain, fog and wind but we were able to get in a successful morning trip. With the weather we were confined inshore but we had the pleasure of watching “Breadknife” (named for the notches in his dorsal fin), a minke whale we have come to know and adore. “He” usually shows up at just the right time and almost always makes very close passes to our boat. I didn’t take any pictures because of the weather.
Today brought sun, calm seas and humpback whales! On our morning trip we spent some time with Quarternote and a finback whale, about 1.5 miles east of Whale Cove, Grand Manan. And on our trip back to St. Andrews we came across Repeat about 4 miles west of Southern Wolf. Our 2:00 pm departure we headed back out in the same area, ended up on the SW corner of the Owen Basin with Parachute, Repeat and Cork as well as 2 finback whales. What a great day!
Quarternote, seen on our 10:00 am trip.
Repeat, seen on both our 10:00 am and 2:00 pm trips.
Cork, a 4 year old female seen on our 2:00 pm trip. We hadn’t seen cork since July 20th!!