This week we saw the beginning of August and were still blessed with relatively good weather and good whales. The island is in need of some good rainfall as we are now reaching 7 weeks without rain and our garden is dry and water tanks all over the island are echoing.
|Female doing upside down tail slaps, on underwater viewing the female appeared to have lots of old skin|
|Calf decided to imitate the behaviour.|
|Fluke id of adult pair|
|Breaching was a major activity this week.|
Its always hard for people to understand that we are trying to fit in with the whales behaviour and that the whales do not get excited about the fact that people have come here to swim with them. Sadly some operators do not help to create a realistic and natural encounter, forcing whales into swims and ignoring behavioural traits of the whales.
Right now its Sunday and the island has a sleepy day, the whales have a rest and our staff get a family day.