Sailing in Newfoundland
you often see whales. They tend to come into the bays following the caplin, a small sardine like fish
that swim in schools and lay eggs on the beach. Mostly humpbacks and minkes.
We had a small beluga spend many months in harbor a couple of years ago. The last things we saw when leaving to come back to 'civilization' was a pilotless boat being pulled by the whale, his 'tug' toy.
While I will never know for sure, I think I saw a blue whale one summer. I was on the south coast and only saw one whale all trip. But that guy was huge and of a gray color. I heard it blow and looked up to see it slowly breeching, and breeching, and breeching, and there is a small dorsal, and breeching, .........................just huge.
Several times we have seen humpbacks doing full aerobatic jumps. Clean out of the water
. They must be down deep when the start to get that kind of momentum up. I seriously doubt that they can see the surface when that urge hits them.
No that's sailing in Newfoundland
: ice, rocks, and whales. That's why we have steel.