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Sunday, September 20

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As a gift for our 40th birthday we were given a whale watching adventure.  The tickets were just for the two of us but we thought it would be much more fun going on an adventure with the girls.  So we all got up early for us, on Sunday morning and drove to the coast to board the boat for our cruise.  Now I have to confess I am not a big fan of going out on boats at all.  Once when we were in Perth on holiday, we went over to Rottnest Island on a day that was lets say not ideal to go out on the water.  The boat we went on was the last to go out on the water and the swell was 6 meters high!!!  So when we walked on board and were told we should take sea sickness tablets I kind of freaked out as you can imagine.  Thankfully the swell was not nearly that high and I did have some moments on the way out but everything worked out well.  We saw five whales, some breached and some waved.  We saw a mother with her calf and a juvenile escort to help protect them on their journey south.  It was freezing out there on the boat and back on land with the odd sprinkle of rain.  We didn't let it dampen our day out though and afterwards enjoyed fish and chips for lunch before making the trek back home.  It really was a great day out together, sharing experiences and chatting always.  I hope that we always go on adventures together even when the girls grow up and become adults.

5 comments:

  1. One of days which makes memories for a lifetime. It seems your girls enjoyed it as much as yourself too. It must have been amazing to be close enough to the whales to appreciate them and catch some lovely photos.

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  2. This looks so amazing Catherine, what a beautiful family outing. I've always wanted to go whale watching x

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  3. What an incredible experience! You caputurd phenomenal photos. I'm not a fan of boats either. I have not been on a boat on Jindabyne lake sinced we moved there eight years ago; only swam in it. Awesome b'day present and so good you shared it with your girls. Great family memories.

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  4. What a fabulous experience!!!!! You must have been thrilled to see so many whales and to get such amazing photos of them!!! Thank you so much for taking us along virtually! xx

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  5. So special.....good idea all having the adventure it makes reliving it in the future so much more richer xxxxxx

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