Whale watching in Backstairs Passage July 9th 2011

It may as well have been Antarctic waters when the Dolphin Watch crew set out on its National Whale Day celebration field trip, postponed from the week before due to a strong wind warning. Bleak conditions did not dampen spirits but the whales frequenting Backstairs Passage only two days before and a day afterwards, were nowhere to be seen. A fastmoving display by small toothed whales ie dolphins, gladdened peoples’ hearts and a fantastic sighting of a very young calf made it all worthwhile, together with spectacular rock formations, birdlife and scenery enjoyed at Point Morrison, Ballast Head, Kangaroo Head, Hog Bay and Cuttlefish Bay. Happy National Whale Day everyone!!!!