Sunday, September 27, 2015

Best vacation - Whales in St. Lawrence, Quebec

I still can't tell you my big news.

But I do have more happy photos to share of our latest adventures.

Three weeks kayaking St. Lawrence and the Saguenay Fijord in Quebec.
Very French. Very WHALE.


little fuzzy, but here's me taking the above photo. This minke whale got a might close but the best part I wish I could share with you is the noise they make coming out of the water and blowing. Spectacular! 





Beluga Whales!







Grey seal - heavy breathers when following your kayak! 
stayed in this tent for three weeks!
Notice the tide markers in front on the beach. Sneaky coming up 14 feet during the night, had to keep an eye on it.


Two minke whales in a feeding frenzy. This photo was taken just before they got way too close erupting out of the water in a chaotic fashion and we had to back paddle post haste. Notice we are already rafted together with our kayaks to feel more stable and safe.

Note: "safe" being a relative term while sitting in a plastic tube on freezing water with mammals the size of busses underneath you. 


9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amazing the wildlife you see! Although I recently saw a video where a whale breached and landed on a kayak. (The people were alright.) Whales would make me nervous.
Big news must be another book deal. Or maybe a movie? That would be awesome!

Mirka Breen said...

Thank you for sharing these. I needed this virtual escapade. Waiting for your (other) share...

Jan Coates said...

Amazing photos, but I'd be terrified! You're a brave woman!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Beautiful photos. I would love to see whales that close.

mshatch said...

Wow! Awesome pics!

Cindy Snider said...

Love all the photos! I can't even begin to imagine how afraid I would be if I were in your kayak! You are such an inspiration and one brave woman! Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences...geeze, I'd probably drop the camera and flip the kayak if I came that close to a whale!!! Awesome!

SA Larsenッ said...

Big news? Looking forward to that reveal! These are some amazing photos. Very cool!

Deniz Bevan said...

Gorgeous! I visited there once on a school trip back when I was 12 - and that was before digital cameras! I've only got about five photos from the entire trip. Time to revisit!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

These photos are great! What an adventure and so beautiful. :)