Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thar Be Whales!

Anne has been dying to see whales since we started cruising. No luck. However, the banks near the Turks and Caicos islands, about fifty miles south of Mayaguana, are wintering grounds for humpback whales, so we thought we might have a better chance around here. We set off one day for East Reef, at the eastern end of Mayaguana, keeping half an eye out for whales. And we saw them! The first sign was a disturbance on the surface about twenty feet from the boat, indicating that something large had recently sounded. Unfortunately, we missed them that close, but saw them about half a mile away. There were five or six, and they weren’t humpbacks, but they were definitely whales. Woo hoo!

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