Orca video from the beach


I’ve swam with humpback whales, turtles, stingray, & sharks.

Traveled up the Mekong to see Irwady doliphins, been out on a couple of dolphin and whale safari’s where I’ve had the privilege of seeing pods of dolphons 50+ in size, and Southern Bryde’s Whales.

Orca have been on my bucket list for a long time, and in the last couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them three times… from out living room window.

The second time we spotted them I got the kayak down to the water, and launched out with my [6 year old] son. There was a strong wind, and the tide was moving quickly, so we only stayed out for around half an hour. There were big wakes from the ferries, little dude did well to last so long. So that time we didn;t get close.

This week when I saw them heading up harbour I asked for volunteers to join me to journey up stream to see if we good be awarded with a closer look. My darling wife declined, due to online meetings… the boy ran out to the car with me, still dressed in his PJ’s.

We hung about on a tidal beach in the estuary for around 10 mins until the whales arrived, and passed by. Apologies for my camera work, this was done on a dated mobile phone, but me and the boy were so stoked to get so close and see these beautiful elegant creatures in their natural habitat.

One day I hope to get out on the water with them, but I don’t care if this happens or not, this is a tick off my bucket list that I’ve been chasing for a long time ­čÖé