Thursday, 7 February 2013


I should have been flying from Rothera to Halley today but the weather on route wasn't good enough, there was an unexpected bonus of waiting here:- A pair of humpback whales were see drifting slowly past the end of the runway. Humpbacks have a very distinctive swimming style, where you normally just see their dorsal fin, until they dive deep when they raise their tail flukes. We watched them swim by for about 10mins and then they raised their tail flukes and we thought that was that, but then just a few moments later they came bursting out of the water in a big splash and a whoop from us watchers. This wasn't a photograph from Rothera this morning but it could have been ( I was much to interested in watching to fetch a camera).

All this happened on the walk from breakfast to work - how cool is that?

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