Probably one of the most exciting wildlife moments of my life. I was sitting on the sofa on Sunday afternoon (12th March) and saw a windsurfer out in the bay, however something else caught my eye.
I could see a mist of water being blown into the air, so I followed it and saw something very big moving in the water and splashing about.
Much too big to be a dolphin, no sign of those wretched noisy and annoying jet skiers, so I jumped up grabbed the binoculars, shouted to hubby and phoned the neighbours.
Sure enough it was the humpback whale which had come over from Slapton to have some fun and a feed in the bay.
Here is an article from the local newspaper with great photos and a video
I tried very hard to get some images but only succeeded in getting a splash of water without the tail.
However here are some photos and images from others who were lucky enough to see it too and captured this very exciting event on film. Please copy this link into your browser to see a picture taken by those lucky owners at the Guardhouse Cafe up at Berry Head pic.twitter.com/pdacjsSVby
You can also read this very nice article from Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust about the whale.
Until next time