Antigua 650 miles
Pic says it all - white whale swimming
alongside, about 4 metres from our starboard quarter.
Ditto - note guardrail in bottom right of
shot, indicating proximity.
Size of this whale - 7 to 8 metres, photos
taken from starboard shrouds.
As we've changed course quite a bit in the
night and we still have whales with us, we assume that they are either very
friendly or there are an awful lot of them in the ocean.
We think they are not killer whales - they
have dark top, pale undersides, some have white fins, curved dorsal fin 400 to
500 mm long. Surfaces rarely, does not blow prominently, though one startled
Arthur in the night by blowing right next to him, loves surfing down inside the
waves. Probably hundreds of them. Any suggestions bloggers ?
Best Wishes from an excited ...
George, Michael and the Crew