As suggested in my previous post, Marije and I went out to see the oil rig in Conception Bay today. Neither of us had ever seen an oil rig, so we were kind of curious about it. Here’s what we found when we were on the beach in St. Philip’s this morning:

Oil rig in the bay - St. Philip's

Oil rig in the bay – St. Philip’s

Much to our delight, we spotted two Minke Whales feeding in the bay, one of them framed itself beautifully with the Henry Goodrich:

Minke whale & Oil rig - St. Philip's / Conception Bay

Minke whale & Oil rig – St. Philip’s / Conception Bay

No it’s not a small whale, it’s a huge oil rig. Click on the image for a closer view of the Minke.

A little further up the road we got a much better view of the rig, with the southern tip of Bell Island behind it:

Henry Goodrich oil rig - St. Philip's / Conception Bay

Henry Goodrich oil rig – St. Philip’s / Conception Bay