Today, Hubby and Otterboy and I went to Waitara so the guys could go fishing. I wandered off, as usual, to see what I could find to photograph.
As I was examining a tree stump on the beach, I looked out to the water and saw something go under the water. It seemed a bit far out to be any of the surfers, and as I waited for it to resurface, I noticed there were some fisher-guys watching the same area. They would break out in a short cheer occasionally, and I realized they were saying "Orca whale" as they pointed and cheered!
Yes, I was watching a small pod of whales make their way along the shore! It was incredible to see a few fins and white bellies break the surface, though it was impossible to get any photos.
There ended up about twenty on-lookers all watching and pointing, "there!" as they passed by. It was something I won't soon forget.