Scouting for Whales by Zodiac in the Great Big Sea

The view from the cottage was awesome, and the weather was perfect for a whale watching adventure. We took off for a quick breakfast at the inn we were staying at, and were treated to great food and company—one thing I was particularly impressed by was the homemade partridge berry jam, absolutely delicious!

We made our way to our whale watching rendezvous, and after a brief introduction, hopped onto a Zodiac and jetted out to a cluster of islands that comprise the most northern tip of Newfoundland. One of these islands is on the exact same latitude as the northwestern coast of Ireland, and in fact was used as a navigational aid in early cross-Atlantic expeditions.

The whales didn’t show today, but we took advantage of the fantastic ocean vistas by taking photos of the roaring, crashing waves and the curious sea gulls. The air feels as clean and crisp as it can ever be, and the ocean feels like a force unto its self under our Zodiac. It’s exhilarating!