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mother humpback whale and calf swim close by a boat, a person's head is visible in the image

Top/favourite whale encounters #1

We are now at the end of this series of posts. My top/favourite whale encounters. Some of you may have guessed this one was coming but coming in at No. 1 we have… # 1 Mum and newborn calf! (July 2018) Like the previous post, this encounter also happened on my actual birthday (though two […] Read more…

a humpback whale swims close by a boat - a man's head is visible in the bottom of the image

Top/favourite whale encounters #2

HAPPY HUMP(BACK) DAY, FOLKS! Weโ€™re almost there! (Both with the week and this list. ๐Ÿ˜‚) Today is the penultimate in my list of top/favourite whale encounters. This encounter took place ON my actual birthday so it was special for that reason but also because it was… #2 My FIRST encounter with Migaloo! (July 2016) Weโ€™d been […] Read more…

a whale spyhops out of the water very close to the boat

Top/favourite whale encounters #3

So here we are now with my TOP 3 whale encounters. Hilariously, these have all happened either ON or around my birthday. Iโ€™m not saying that has anything to do with anything but… ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜œ #3 Held hostage by P!nk-loving whales! I realise most of you are probably going โ€œWhat the hell is she sniffing?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚ Allow me to […] Read more…

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…

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