Some scenic shots as we leave the harbour.
We leave the Heads and head into open waters. The ride becomes very rocky, at times I felt like I was going to be thrown overboard, it was hard to walk from one side of the deck to the other. We are searching the open waters for the sight of a whale.
There's another boat out there also looking for whales. We are both going around some spotted pods of whales trying to catch sight of them surfacing. At first we do trials, only getting within 300 metres of the pods and trying to gauge their movements and patterns. The other boat seems to be doing the same thing. We move around a bit between a few pods but get very minimal surface movement from them. By now I am feeling the effects of the of the extremely rocky ride and am starting to get quite quesy.
Ryan says that it was a spectacular sight just watching the whales swim alongside the boat.
Not the best shot but if you look closely you can see two or three whales swimming along side each other there. They usually swim in pods of two, three or even four or more.
Good bye whales, you can see the water spray where the whales are. I pretty much slept through the whole show and ride back home. I was feeling so light headed that I almost got Ryan to cancel lunch but luckily I started feeling a little better once my feet were grounded. I did enjoy the cruise even despite my sea sickness, it was exciting when I got to spot some whale action.
So once we get off the boat we walk from Darling Harbour to George Street and catch the bus to Circular Quay (the cruise also dropped off at Circular Quay but Ryan was reluctant to keep me on the boat any longer). I kind of knew where we were going for lunch too but didn't want to ruin my own suprise so didn't think too much of it. My suprise lunch will be the next post after this.
This is a photo from the company's website Whale Watching Sydney
This is a possibility of what we could have seen, this is called a 'breach' but according to Ryan there were no breaches during the cruise.