Culburra Beach Travel Blog› entry 2 of 5 › view all entries
Always knew that this place we have recently chosen to live in is worthy of world status as a travel destination and today it just proved itself!
This evening I joined Andrew (my adorable husband) and Tia (scatterbrained cocker spaniel) for their second walk of the day. It was very breezy but we headed across the road to the river beach and walked the shoreline towards the heads and the ocean. Astro usually joins us (he did) and he comes from four doors down and is a black, good natured, labrador who loves Tia. As we passed the boat ramp and the few fishermen on the piers who were focussed on the catch of the day, a family of four eating their take-away meal at one of the tables, a converted bus to motorhome, we walked along the high tideline I heard a thump-thump noise like a small craft hitting the white wave tops.
What a sight! I knew that we should expect to see whales at this time of the year passing our waters but in the five months before we went on our trip around the world and the one month since we returned, we had always just missed the spectacle. For 10 minutes we watched the group of more than five continually surfacing and then slapping the water with their tails and they dived. It took me 34 years of looking to finally see five koalas in the wild and I thought that it would be the same sort of wait to see my first whale but here they were, October 31st 2006.
Next time I will get pictures. Now I am just too excited to have begun my whale spotting!