Whale Watch where two oceans meet off the coastline of Augusta as the beautiful morning guided us out to the Humpback Highway where the whales were waiting. Shortly after departing the harbour we noticed small movements just ahead as 15+ Bottlenose Dolphins surged, wrestled and played in the still morning conditions. They came over to say their friendly morning greetings as they looked up towards everyone almost appearing to be smiling back. Continuing on with our morning we could see that the bay was peaceful and with a Great White Shark sighted earlier in the day we were curious to see if the big predator was causing some cautiousness amongst the whales. Cape Leeuwin is the most south-westerly point of the Australian mainland and off this part of our coastline is believed to be where two oceans meet, the Southern and Indian ocean.
We found ourselves in a beautiful place overlooking Flinders Bay, the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and islands as Albatross soared all around this pivot point of the northern Humpback Whale migration. Blows ahead meant whales were on the move and soon after arriving we could see four pods all in a line with good reactionary distance amongst each other and in migration mode. We joined a lone whale travelling north and he seemed a little cautious as he launched into powerful tail lobs, one after the other. Responding to this Language of the Whales we gave him further room in which he responded positively now that he had asserted his dominance. Knowing that he had control of the interaction this lovely whale decided to approach us and swim alongside. A fantastic example of how important it is to observe what our whales are saying during our encounters, especially with individuals who may be shy like this young whale. He was more than happy to curiously approach us once he was comfortable with us and we Joined The Pod in Humpback Whale cruise control.