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Old 30-07-2018, 01:53   #1
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Friendly Locals in Hervey Bay.

Up near Rooney point on Fraser island a couple of days ago, some of the regulars dropped by...
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Re: Friendly Locals in Hervey Bay.

Way cool guys, have been keeping a lookout for you but now understand why we have not seen you.
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Wow! Very cool experience.
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Re: Friendly Locals in Hervey Bay.

Nice!

Are you just drifting, did they just come up for a look?
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Re: Friendly Locals in Hervey Bay.

Very cool. We have them here in Madagascar at the moment as well.
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Way cool guys, have been keeping a lookout for you but now understand why we have not seen you.
Hi Greg, sorry, we never made it to NSW this year. Had a bit of boatbuilding work in Qld.

Are you guys sailing north this year?
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Nice!

Are you just drifting, did they just come up for a look?
Yeah. While they're in Hervey Bay the whales are often very friendly and inquisitive. They often come right up to the boat. We even had 3 playing round the bows like dolphins in slow motion, we were drifting along at about 1 1/2 kts.
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Wow! That's amazing.

We got buzzed by one last year in Lower New York bay of all places... Not anywhere close to an encounter like this though.
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Re: Friendly Locals in Hervey Bay.

We've had them come up close like that whilst anchored in that area. Good thing there were not whale cops around... those w hales would have been fined for coming too close to a yacht!

Some friends had a whale give birth right next to their boat in the same area a few years ago... that was a once in a lifetime experience. Marvelous place, that!

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