I wish I could have called this post "Whale watching", but it'd be a very boring post. As ever, although I know humpback whales are out there because I hear them every evening, they won't appear when I'm out watching for them. Oh, sure, there's the joker who knew I'd just arrived on the cliffs and waited for me to get out of the car. Just in front of me, a hundred yards off the cliffs, the bugger breached big style because he knew I didn't have my camera ready. Once I'd got myself set up, and admittedly that takes a little longer than it used to (my old camera had few buttons and didn't need a lense to be attached to it) he'd dived and was long gone.
I say male because I think he was alone and that tends to be the way here - females have calves so if you see two whales or spouts close by it's almost certainly a mother and calf. Off in the distance I could see several pairs of spouts from mothers and their children but they were too far away. I took a few photos anyway but they would compete for the most boring photographs ever of distant smudges.
At dawn this morning I was awake and thought I'd surprise the whales since they know I tend to look for them in the evening, but they'd all buggered off. So I took a picture of the cliffs instead. This is a few hundred yards south from where I live. It's a great spot for whale watching unless you bring a camera.