Recently we went on a short holiday to Port Macquarie. One of the highlights of the trip was going whale watching.
I admit when I first booked it at $30 per head I was thinking gees bit pricey – there were 5 of us. No guarantees we would even see anything!
Sure enough, off we sped out a few kilometres into the Pacific Ocean and started the search.
Meeting the Largest Mammal on Earth
Before long we’d encountered a mother and calf just gracefully cruising South. These enormous mammals, the largest species left on Earth and we’d not only got to see them up close but to appreciate the sheer size. We literally floated along with them within metres of our boat.
The true highlight however didn’t come until we got back to shore when my 7 year old turned and said “daddy, I’ll remember that for the rest of my life” – awesome.
What a Job
Now back in the swing of things, on the train and off to work I can’t help ponder what sort of lifestyle the skipper leads. Cruising his boat out into the ocean a dozen times a day to watch whales for a living … how awful it must be!
We got the chance a number of times to encounter nature, including surfing dolphins, lounging lizards and much more.
Pretty spectacular and a chance to slow down.
Watching whales glide through the ocean, dolphins surfing the waves, lizards lounging in the sun … I have to ponder are we truly the most intelligent species?