This week I’ve been busy watching whales and getting a sunburn. Summer has landed in Newfoundland and it’s drawing me outside every day of the week, there’s lots of sunshine, even more wildlife and the trails are in great shape.
Here are some photos from yesterday’s and today’s hike on Mickeleens Path:
Whales are the most common wildlife sighting from the trail right now, the ocean is absolutely maggoty with them. On my whales page I say that it’s practically impossible to miss them, and it’s true: even casual observation of the water will yield you a whale sighting within minutes, if not seconds.
Yesterday I caught myself forgetting about the whales when making a mental note of all the animals I had seen that morning, I guess for me they are just a part of the landscape by now.
This afternoon I was out on Torbay Point when a big humpback popped up right in front of me, such a nice surprise:
This is one of our ‘local’ Tor Bay Humpbacks. If you’re out on Torbay Point long enough it will swim right by you sooner or later, it’s an amazing spot for whale watching.