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Whale Watching in the Garden Route

Southern Right Whale jumping Garden Route

“There, look!  Can you see the water spraying into the air?”

I approach the group of people looking out over the bay, following the man’s pointing finger to an area where it looks as if a big rock is sticking out above the water.  Something is definitely moving down there as the water is moving in the opposite direction of the current.   A chilly south-eastern wind is blowing in from the sea, making little white waves across the surface of the bay. As if time is standing still, we are all staring at the water … waiting … watching. The next moment we all see the spray of water above this rock look-alike and the small group of onlookers simultaneously makes sounds of wonder and awe.

Slowly the big black head appears above the water as we keep staring at the huge whale in front of us,