Friday, 28 August 2009

Having a whale of a time

We're only in HerveyBay, Australia's whale-watching capital, a couple of days. It depended on the weather whether we would book in to go out and have a look at the humpback whales and today's forecast was good so off we went.

Our new grandson has put on 500 gms since he was born three weeks ago. The baby whales drink 600 litres of milk a day and put on a remarkable number of kilos. (OK, I wasn't listening properly, but it was a big number.)


Snail said...

Oh, wow! What a wonderful sight. The boat trip was an excellent idea :)

Kerrie said...

Thank goodness I am not a whale! Imagine feeding that much :)
Ads isn't sure about comparing his son to a whale!

Gouldiae said...

G'day Boobook,
Nice one. I've always wondered what being up close to one of those would be like. I've got some 'non naturalist' friends who once they'd seen their first whale were smitten. Over the last several years they have organised their annual holidays around whale watching.