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Whale Watching

a man snorkels on the surface of the water with a humpback whale swimming underneath

Top/favourite whale encounters #4

Here we go – bucket list time! #4 My first time swimming with the whales! (August 2019) Did you know you can swim the whales right here in Australia? There are a few operators on both the east and west coasts that run whale swim tours, so you donโ€™t even need to leave the country […] Read more…

white dorsal fin of migaloo the humpback whale

Top/favourite whale encounters #5

The next in this series of my top/favourite whale encounters is a little special because it was QUITE unexpected. #5: My THIRD encounter with MIGALOO! (September 2017) You are reading that correctly. I’ve actually had THREE encounters with Migaloo and this one happened only two months after my second encounter with him! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ We weren’t […] Read more…

albino humpback whale slashes its tail out of the water

Top/favourite whale encounters #6

Continuing on from yesterdayโ€™s post, next on my list of top/favourite whale encounters isโ€ฆ #6: My second encounter with MIGALOO! (July 2017) Yes, I have been lucky enough to have MORE than one encounter with the famous white whale. ๐Ÿ˜ For those who donโ€™t know about Migaloo, heโ€™s an all-white humpback whale that generally migrates […] Read more…

superpod of humpback whales

Top/favourite whale encounters #7

Well, itโ€™s World Environment Day and what better time to start this next series of posts! Iโ€™ve been whale watching since 2007 but this is my 10th consecutive year. ๐Ÿ˜Š Today (and every day, lbr) Iโ€™m talking WHALES. Specifically, Iโ€™ll be counting down my top/favourite whale encounters. So without further ado… #7: SUPERPODS and HEAT RUNS! Iโ€™ve […] Read more…

red and white lighthouse viewed from the water

Sydney highlights

Weโ€™ve hit 3 weeks since my Sydney trip so Iโ€™m getting a wriggle on and finally posting about it! The first day was reasonably uneventful (other than a dropped phone and partially cracked screen ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) so moving along… Whale watching Day 2 was my first day of whale watching in Sydney. I booked on the […] Read more…

Blink and you miss it – 2019, that is!

Wow, where on earth is 2019 disappearing to? I swear it really is a year of โ€˜blink and you miss itโ€™. After my last couple of posts (posted from Sydney) I got back home and promptly came down with the Head Cold From Hell. ๐Ÿ˜ท (Yes, it deserves capitalisation…) I basically quarantined myself at home […] Read more…

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