Despite the poor summer weather, we are still having some very exciting whale watching. This whale attracted our attention from quite a distance away. Our crew and passengers were truly thrilled by a cow and calf that seemed to be having so much fun throwing their enormous bulk around in the water. Many tons of bone, muscle and blubber lifting off the water and displacing many galllons of ocean as they splash back down. Awesome.
About the Skipper... Satisfying her keen interest in natural history, Fraser Carpenter has spent most of her adult life outdoors or on the water. She has run tour boats and sailing charter boats - and even built a sailing boat and spent 13 years sailing around the world, hiking, climbing and photographing nature. Fraser has spent four summers sailing and hiking in the arctic and two years in sub antarctica working as a field scientist. In the summer time she skippers a passenger boat for O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland.