But we don't see one.
Naaa-uh. We see HEAPS!
It is absolutely, unequivocally marvellous.
Mind you, the children do tire of the whole Eye-Spy-The-Biggest-Mammal-In-The-Sea game after about half an hour and replace it with their own game of Let's-Go-Raid-The-Cake-And-Cookies-Buffet-Again-When-No-One-Is-Looking... but that only leaves mum and dad together on deck to enjoy the whales on their own.
This, a rare gift in itself. Thank you whales. Thank you Hervey Bay. Our four hours of whale watching whiz by waaaaay too fast and we relish every single minute.
|Heading out to sea, boardies billowing in the wind.|
|Our jaws drop open at the sight of the first whale up close and don't slam shut again until we are back on shore.|
|The all-important Tail Shot.|
|Two whales side by side. Hard to time the photos to capture them when they emerge, but its easy enough to see their outline beneath the water.|