Out at the whale viewing platform beside the Southern Ocean this morning a stiff wind blew in from the sea. As a fine salt spray dusted my hair I scanned the ocean – not a whale in sight. From the photos you’d think it was a lovely warm day – not so. The wind was freezing – straight off the Antarctic ice I reckon.
To keep myself amused while I waited for any whales that might be out there to suddenly appear I photographed the tourists. I hope they weren’t too disappointed when they failed to see a whale – for some unknown reason we haven’t had many whales here this year yet last year we had a pod that spent the entire winter just off shore from the viewing platform.