Guest graandjac

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    Guest graandjac

    I know that alot of you have been down to Victor Harbor to see the whales , but at Bashams Beach for the past two weeks or so there are heaps of them and very close in. We went to Bashams Beach today which (for the ones who dont know )about 7k south of Victor Harbor. There were 14 in total and at one point there was 3mums and there new born calfs all within 50m of the beach and all messing around with each other.

    They will soon be gone so anyone yet to get down there............its a must there are not many places in the world that you can get this close to whales from the shore.

     

    Highly recommended...........:jiggy:

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    Guest rachinadelaide

    I agree!! We went a couple of weeks ago and saw some awesome tail slapping. The 'boom' it made was amazing!

     

    Take your packed lunch, a flask of coffee and a camera and settle in for an hour or so to watch... Bashams Beach is the place to be!

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    Guest Trakki

    Any idea what is the best time as went after school one day but they were quite a way out so could only see splashing. Is there a best time of day to see them?

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    Guest motlyman

    They said there were a few at O'sullivans beach in the week.

     

    Colin

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    Guest Lauren & Alan

    WOW, that's amazing

    I know that alot of you have been down to Victor Harbor to see the whales , but at Bashams Beach for the past two weeks or so there are heaps of them and very close in. We went to Bashams Beach today which (for the ones who dont know )about 7k south of Victor Harbor. There were 14 in total and at one point there was 3mums and there new born calfs all within 50m of the beach and all messing around with each other.

    They will soon be gone so anyone yet to get down there............its a must there are not many places in the world that you can get this close to whales from the shore.

     

    Highly recommended...........:jiggy:

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    Fantastic pictures!I went to Hallett cove beach on tues and there were a couple there!!!Was a bit of a shock, stood and watched for a couple of hours and by the time I left the roads were full of cars and people, it was amazing, texted everyone at home!!!!!

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    Guest cunnah10
    I know that alot of you have been down to Victor Harbor to see the whales , but at Bashams Beach for the past two weeks or so there are heaps of them and very close in. We went to Bashams Beach today which (for the ones who dont know )about 7k south of Victor Harbor. There were 14 in total and at one point there was 3mums and there new born calfs all within 50m of the beach and all messing around with each other.

    They will soon be gone so anyone yet to get down there............its a must there are not many places in the world that you can get this close to whales from the shore.

     

    Highly recommended...........:jiggy:

    Wow Graham....what fantastic pics !!!

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    Guest Nick11

    We were at basham last week when the thunder and lightening struck and the whales jumped out of the water to see what was going on. Amazing.

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    Guest cazzie

    Brilliant photos. We are off whale watching today, so hopefully we will see them for real.

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    Guest sjs

    We saw them wooohoooo! The last time we visited every whale spotting hotspot down that way and saw nada but today was fab! Basham beach was packed with folks and there were tons of whales - I couldnt believe how close to shore they were - the kids thought it was 'awesome'! I hope they are still there in a couple of weeks when we have visitors over - I would love to show them that.

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    Guest Trakki

    Yep we were there as well, bumped into Bill and Cazzie. Great photos and the kids enjoyed seeing them too. Also Kians first trip to the beach at a week old, what more could you ask for?

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    Guest cazzie
    Yep we were there as well, bumped into Bill and Cazzie. Great photos and the kids enjoyed seeing them too. Also Kians first trip to the beach at a week old, what more could you ask for?[/quote

     

    Hi Tracey, Pete and family,

    It was lovely to catch up with you all and an excellent show from the whales. Looking forward to seeing the photos. Take care.

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    Guest cunnah10
    Yep we were there as well, bumped into Bill and Cazzie. Great photos and the kids enjoyed seeing them too. Also Kians first trip to the beach at a week old, what more could you ask for?[/quote

     

    Hi Tracey, Pete and family,

    It was lovely to catch up with you all and an excellent show from the whales. Looking forward to seeing the photos. Take care.

    How long will they be there for???

    We will be back in 2 weeks time....would love to take a trip down to see them!

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    Guest ben&sharon

    Hi! Spotted your post on here this morning, so we zipped off down there today, and what a fantastic sight!! We still can't quite believe what we saw - two mothers and calves just 30 metres or so from the beach. Just wanted to say thanks for the tip! We had an amazing day out.

     

    Sharon.

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    Guest Django

    How long will they be there for???

    We will be back in 2 weeks time....would love to take a trip down to see them!

     

     

    Should still be there then Gill. They were awesome. :jiggy: The kids were like 'yeah whatever' :rolleyes::biglaugh:

     

    Pete

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    Guest graandjac

    HI Gill, just checked out the sighting log from last year and the last sighting last year was 21/09/08, so fingers crossed they will still be in:)

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    we went today too, awesome is all i can say well worth a trip down if u get chance before they move on,

     

    managed to get couple nice pics, sorry if they bit big :)

     

    whales148.jpg

     

    whales157.jpg

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    Guest graandjac

    :arghh:Andy I have been down to see the whales and not once have i seen a blinkin tail once.......great shot mate:notworthy:

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    Guest cunnah10

    Thanks for checking that out Graham.....will get ourselves down there asap (best route via Victor Harbor?....not been down any further than that before)

    Gill

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    Guest graandjac
    Thanks for checking that out Graham.....will get ourselves down there asap (best route via Victor Harbor?....not been down any further than that before)

    Gill

     

    Go to Victor Harbor, turn left at the first round about,go through Port Elliot after about 4 km, then road heads in land a little, then take a right ,sign posted Bashams Beach.........you can see the whales from the beach or just to the left up onto of a small cliff...........good luck

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    Cheers gra but it was me (dawn) who got the great shots;) had to take nearly 500 pics to get those two but well worth it, i just kept clicking away, just lucky i think cos they didnt seem to lift their tails very often, right place right time :D

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