Subject: Sometimes you go Looking for Whales...
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 20:14:28 +0100
To: Oliver Kemp, Micaela Kemp, Liisa Kemp, Davin Kemp (includes video)

...and other times Whales come looking for you:-

A 50-tonne Humpback Whale comes to say “Hello” to some California Kayakers

2 sea-kayakers set off at 6am into the waters off Monterey Bay, California, USA to go watch Whales. The waters were full of them. By the afternoon they were tired & just sat in the water with lots & lots of other folks doing the same. In particular, some folks from Sanctuary Cruises were filming the scene.

A humpback whale breached almost entirely from the water. And dropped on top of the kayak & kayakers. Those guys can weigh up to 50 tonnes (the whales, not the kayakers).

The kayakers were wearing life-vests & were OK. They had quite a story to tell once back on land.

Alex Kemp