Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Often at this time of the year mothers and calves venture up into the calm waters of the Spencer Gulf but rarely do they cruise through the town itself... The word was out at 5pm that whales were cruising past the west side jetty. By the time I got there they had moved over to the east side jetty. I headed over the bridge hoping that they wouldn't disappear underneath, heading further up the gulf... LUCKY... they played around the jetty for a while giving those watching quite a treat and then headed back south past the wharf and back down the gulf. I was able to get a few shots of them with the town centre directly behind them. No tail displays just a lot of gentle playing ;-))
At first light the fishermen are already heading out to their favourite spots with many having made the annual pilgrimage to Port Augusta to to try their luck at catching these huge fish.