Today we took a chance on the weather & drove down to Byron Bay (we were supposed to go yesterday but it was terrible weather) I'm so glad we did, it was fantastic... we grabbed some lunch then headed on up to the lighthouse & what we got to experience was incredible!!! We saw a few dolphins jumping through the waves & then we saw them... WHALES!!!! they were a fair distance out, I managed to capture some of them... but they were just too far out for my big zoom lens, I was quite disappointed as this was something I had always wanted to photograph!! about 15mins before we decided to leave we saw one & it was very close.. even though it didn't get right out of the water it was still amazing to watch it moving through the water, the kids were so excited but then I think everyone who was there was excited to see these magnificent creatures, I am even more determined to go out on one of the whale watching boats & get even closer to them! It was definitely worth standing there in the freezing cold winds for nearly 2 hours!! Hopefully the weather stays good because some whales have been spotted 100 metres from the beach not far from where we live, so fingers crossed we will get to see them again during their migration north!
Please bare in mind the quality is not that great... some of the whales were a few kilometres out & we were roughly 40-50 metres above the water!! click on them to see them larger :)