Saturday, September 10, 2011

More WA

We drove for miles through beautiful forests like this.

The Bussell's old family home. There is a bark roof under the corrugated iron.

This is a Southern Right whale feeding her calf she has recently given birth to, in the estuary at Augusta.She is lying on her back and the calf is lying on her stomach feeding. The calves have to come up very often for air. We were watching from a whale watching boat. The adult whales are as big as buses under the water which is very shallow here. Some of these whales can probably remember being hunted in these waters, the whaling here only finished in the 70's. The whales are very unpeturbed by being watched from the tourist boats now, the boats do keep a respectful distance from them though, so as not to disturb them.

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