Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kayakers' close encounters.- August 10

Hello Art,
We were out on a full day kayak tour yesterday, August 10th, one double and 4 singles, and found ourselves approximately 300 yards off of the south east corner of Casco Island at 3 pm, when a Minke whale surfaced 4 times in total before going for a deep dive, the second surfacing not more than 25 feet south of our kayaks! What a spectacular and special moment. Another kayaker paddling around told us there were actually two Minkes around south Casco for the last few hours. High tide was at 2:38 pm so the fishing must have been good. A few minutes earlier, paddling towards Casco from Sandy, we were also treated to 5 porpoises in very close proximity to the boats. The seas were too rough and the surfacing of the Minke too surprising to for us to get our cameras ready.
Frank Postma
Seascape Kayak Tours Inc.
40 Northwest Harbour Branch Road
Richardson (Deer Island), NB
Canada, E5V 1S1
Toll Free: 1.866.747.1884

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