“OH MY GOD!” that was the only thing I was able to say while this massive humpback whale lifted our Kayak outside of the bay of Byron Bay.
The weather was terrible and the temperature was very low on this october weekend. We had planned this for long time as it was a birthday present for a friend and we all looked forward to it since a long time.
We met early in the morning with our guides and took the kayaks out into the water. Fortunately it stopped raining that morning and we set out to explore the bay.
After an hour of paddling we spotted a Humpback Whale. Our guide was as surprised as we were because the humpback whale migration in Australia’s east coast is normally from March to September. We stopped paddling and just drifted in the tranquil waters of Byron Bay. The Whale was now closer and we saw him every couple of minutes at a different spot.
After not seeing it for 10 minutes we started paddling again, our guide said that we should go to the light house because the probability of seeing dolphins there is big.
Out of nowhere this Humpback Whale appeared again and lifted the kayak. I was so surprised and shocked at the same time that even with having a water-proofed camera with me I wasn’t able to take a picture. The only thing I was able to say was: “OH MY GOD!” and so did all the others of the group. As fast as it showed up it was gone again. And the only thing left is the memory which still gives me the creeps.