Whales are Cool

This year both of my parents turn 60 and I had my big 3-0. As I won’t be around for mum or dad’s birthdays, the four of us (plus Eva) headed down south for a weekend away. We stayed at our usual hangout, Bunker Bay resort, for some luxury family time.

There was plenty of wine and lots of cheese and we had a great time. Two highlights – where we were staying is right on Bunker Bay and every morning mum, dad, Eva and I head down to the beach for a swim. I discovered beach running and did laps up and down the beach, often having the entire bay to myself. It was quite incredible – building up a bit of a sweat before jumping in (and then very quickly out) of the cold ocean. It is definitely a great way to wake up in the morning.

Bunker Bay

Bunker Bay

The even bigger highlight was whale spotting. Whales are migrating at the moment and head south for summer. We walked around to the whale lookout near Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and were welcomed by numerous spurts of water in the distance.

whale

That white dot is a whale. I kid you not.

I never see whales so I was a little bit excited and could have stayed watching out for them all day. We drove around to Meelup beach and sat in a carpark waiting to see if we could spot any others. There were a few further out but as we started the car to leave, a whale about 100 metres off shore decided to come up to the surface and started dancing for us. It rolled around, showed us its fins and tail and then made loud honking noises as it released wind from its blow hole. It was just incredible – nature at its most special, reminding us how the world continues on and is so much bigger and better than just us silly little humans.

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