I have been busting at the seams eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Southern Right Whales again in False Bay, Simonstown.
I am super excited to let you know that ‘they’re back’!!!!!
I woke up this morning, opened my curtains and there were 2 Southern Right Whales frolicking in Glencairn Beach… In fact it is almost 3 hours later and they are still within 100 metres of the same location I saw them this morning. Our Simonstown Guesthouse visitors will have the luxury of watching them from the comfort of their room… no doubt they will never want to leave :)
The Southern Right Whale usually migrates to South Africa’s waters between August and November but they seem to be coming earlier and staying later every year. Last year I sighted a pair in front of our house on the 26th of December, 2009.
I secretly like to believe it’s because the whales love Cape Town just as much as we do and they don’t want to leave.. Who would want to leave when Summer is just around the corner??
Anyway friends I am about to go hiking in the neighbouring mountains with my doggies.
Posted by Amanda on 24 Aug 2009 | No Comments
I get so excited every year when the Southern Right Whales come into False Bay! You can never get enough of these majestic creatures but to get that ‘winning’ photo is another story. Whale watching is as easy as spotting one of the Big 5 in one of the African Game Parks…. look for the traffic congestion on the side of the road and there you will find the whale.. it’s the lazy way but it works!
I saw the whales from our guesthouse this morning and quickly packed my camera, my very big lense and tripod and ventured down to the rocks alongside Glencairn Railway Station. I must have looked a little crazy with all my camera equipment, climbing over the railway and climbing up rocks to get the best vantage point!
The whales just didn’t want to play today. A mother and her calf just cruised along at a steady pace only 30 metres or so from the waters edge! I begged the whales to breach (jump) or wave with its tail but no such luck.
I wanted to display my proud ‘winning shot’ on the website for you all to see and admire BUT unfortunately we will have to leave that for another day. I promise to get that world class shot for you in the not too distant future! The challenge is on!
Here is the not so winning photo i took today:
Permalink: The Southern Right Whales have arrived in False Bay
Posted by: Amanda
Date: 24 Aug 2009
Categories: Simonstown, whales
Whale season is July - October
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