Same Mom and Calf

Great trips yesterday with 2 humpback whales, 1 minke whale, 1000 harp seals, a new big iceberg on the horizon, bald eagles, puffins, gannets, guillemots, murres and arctic terns.

The two humpbacks that we saw were the same mother and calf pair from early this week. We had seen them in Trinity Bay on Wednesday and then in Bonavista Bay on Friday! The calf was still just as curious and interactive, splashing boats and generally showing off.

The Last Day of Spring

A beautiful day on the water with 2 humpback whales, 3 minke whales, bald eagles, puffins, gannets, guillemots and murres. 

The old timers say that whatever the wind is tomorrow, on the first day of summer, will be the prevailing wind for the entire summer. The forecast says it will be South South East tomorrow which is a miserable wind here in Trinity bringing fog and cool temperatures. Tune in tomorrow to see if this was the case and for the rest of the summer to see if this rule holds true.

A Whale!

A sweet day on the water today with 1 minke whale, 4 icebergs, bald eagles, gannets, guillemots and murres.

It’s been a few days since we saw a whale so this minke was a welcome sight. There was a time when there was a minke whale in almost every cove around our area. It seems, over the years, that their numbers are declining. They are being hunted in Norway and are very fast whales so it is possible that our minke whales are being targeted when they are not in our waters.