Whales off Cape Upstart
Position: 19 39.3 S 147 53.0 E
The breeze has remained light and steady, and mostly from ahead. Consequently progress has been slow. We have watched a number of boats motor sail past old Sylph but at no point have we been tempted to disrupt the serenity with the noisy BRM. We will get to where we are going without the aid of global warming fossil fuels if we can help it.
At midday we were treated to some small whales passing close by. Consulting Peter Gill and Cecilia Burke’s book, Whale Watching in Australian and New Zealand Waters, we believe they were pygmy killer whales.
All is well.