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Monday, September 21, 2009

A Whale of a Post!

I do believe this is my 200th post, so in honour of this, I'd like to post some photos taken by some friends who were out canoeing and kayaking in the local waters a week ago. There were 6 friends (3 couples) out on the waters when they spied a pod of Killer Whales or Orcas. The bull whale came between their boats as if to check them out, while the rest of the pod swam around them. The sun began to set adding shades of splendour to this awesome experience!

I have been so busy since school started up again, that I've hardly had time to think, never mind blog or respond! I even missed Frog Newton's return, however we all know why he turned up at this time, don't we?


  1. Well done on reaching 200. Your friends must have had a wonderful experience to see the whales at such close quarters though probably a little nerve racking at the same time.

  2. That's 200 enjoyable, and informative, posts on one of my favourite blogs! Well done indeed!
    Much as I'd love to see Orcas like that I think that I'd rather do so from a somewhat bigger boat.
    Thanks for the link to Frog Newton, and I'm sure that I don't know what you mean! xx

  3. Congrats on 200th! Those are some pretty spectacular photos -- thanks for sharing them. Either they had amazing zoom lenses or they were extremely close! And as for Froggy, I'm sure you'll get to see more of him soon.

  4. 200 posts it quite an achievement so well done you! And I love the whale pics, wish I could see them for real those beautiful whales.

  5. Thanks, John! Yes, my friends were thrilled to see the whales. These particular friends are the adventurous types, and have gone up north to the Yukon, for example, doing white river rafting,etc. Me, I'd rather see their photos and hear their stories...than actually experience that kind of 'high adventure'!

    Thank you Flighty! 200 is a lot, isn't it? ... glad you are enjoying my posts. I'm of the same mind re the Orcas... I have seen dolphins swim by when I was in a ferry boat which was for Orcas, they're so huge!... and the word Killer in their name isn't exactly endearing!

    Hi Nikki ~ Thanks! Apparently, the bull whale was so close they could have touched it with their oars! The rest of the pod circled them. The fellow who took the photos said that he was suffering from a cricked neck from twisting and diving for his camera when he saw them. Yes, nice that Frog Newton has reappeared!

    Hi Yolanda and thanks! Yes, it would be quite an experience to see the whales swim so close. They make such wonderful sounds as well. Thanks for dropping by :)

  6. Well done to you for reaching 200 posts! The slideshow of the Orcas is awesome, and a real privilege for your friends to get to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. x