It's Whale Time Again In Paradise: Whale Watching in Queensland
For the benefit of all you Northern Hemisphere readers, it's winter here in Oz.
Personally, I've had a gut full of the Sydney Winter and the uncharacteristically cold, wet weather this year. I'm OVER dressing in layers and just about DONE with ice cold extremities that never seem to warm up. If it wasn't for the fact that I'm flying out in early September for Israel and Istanbul, I'd be packing my bags and heading over for Queensland. And wouldn't you know it, it's whale season again!
I don't know if you know this, but more than 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises call Australia home; in fact, nearly 60 per cent of the world's whales can be found in our waters. And for all you nature lovers out there, experts believe that this year's whale-watching season will be the longest and largest in years! To witness this miracle of nature, you wouldn't want to be anywhere else but Queensland.
If you're stuck for something interesting to do over the next school holidays, let me tantalise you by painting a picture, especially if you have a penchant for the great outdoors and love of animals everywhere: Magnificent Humpback Whales frolicking with their young, curious Bottlenose Dolphins gliding across the pristine waters in their pods, and Giant Sea Turtles drifting effortlessly by while seabirds bring a cacophony of birdsong to the day.