Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Enough fog already!

Hey everyone, it's Danielle again with Quoddy Link. Today we did get out on our 2pm departure and with some thinning fog and some blue sky showing through we thought we would make a little run up off Bliss light, not before spending about 20 minutes with a young minke whale (only about 10 feet long). We made our way over, the fog thickened, but with calm seas we shut our engines off and started to listen....large whales, like finbacks, you can hear blow (exhale) over a mile away. We listened for about 5 minutes but didn't hear anything but you never know unless you "look". We made our way over to Whitehorse Island, a bird nesting site and were very happy to see a huge number of black-legged kittiwakes! After spending some time with the birds we went up to Head Harbour Passage and watched a few minke whales, adult sized this time! We made our way back to St. Andrews through Western Passage and the Old Sow (the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere). All in all it was a great trip!

Thanks for checking in today, tomorrow is Canada Day, eh! I hope we get some nice weather!

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