Y’all, I mentioned it before, but I have a whale phobia (officially called cetaphobia); this is defined as an “irrational fear”, and yes, I know it is 100% irrational as whales are gentle and don’t hurt/kill people. (Although, am I the only one who read Moby Dick?!) 😉 Don’t try to tell me this – I already know. I’m just frightened of their sheer size.
This doesn’t alarm anyone?
Searching for these photos will now give me nightmares. Back to happier pictures. Here was the weather for our trip:
But moving on.
Despite my (irrational) fear, we went whale watching to cap off our weekend in Margaret River. I booked us a two hour, afternoon whale watching experience on Geographe Bay with Naturaliste Charters in hopes (?) of seeing humpback whales migrate down to Antarctica for summer feeding.
It didn’t take long before we saw plenty of whales! The captain told us to keep a lookout for the blow hole, which would spray up lots of water and indicate where the whales were swimming.
We saw a handful of the whales breach, but they were pretty far out in the distance, so I didn’t manage to capture any of those moments – although it was pretty incredible, I even have to admit.
We even saw some dolphins racing the boat: