We drove 166 miles today coming down to Bauline East from Eastport under overcast skies again. It tried to rain a couple of times but thankfully never succeeded. All except the last 25 miles were on Trans Canadian Highway 1 which is a great road. The last 25 miles were on so-so roads with the last 3 miles being very narrow but smooth blacktop. We are staying at the Celtic Rendezvous by the Sea Cottages and RV Park. We had reserved one of the two prime sites so we could see the ocean out of our front windows. In the first three hours we were able to see a couple of whales blowing. They were too far away to get any pictures though. We have full hookups with 30 amps,intermittent WiFi and a low cell signal.
Friday we didn't do much but sit around the Mothership and watch for whales. We were able to see a few. Mostly all you see is the blows but occasionally you can see a little of the whales, as long as you have binoculars. My camera doesn't quite have enough power to get a good shot at the distance they show up. We did manage to see a few humpbacks and a smaller one, probably a Minke whale.
Saturday was another whale watching day. We were fortunate to see a few more including a pod of Orcas and a couple of humpbacks. The Orcas hung around quite a while so we got to watch them more than usual. We don't know if it was the same pod or not but yesterday just up the coast from us a pod killed a Minke whale. There was one male in the pod we saw that had a huge dorsal fin. We also managed to get a little cleaning in. I was able to give the Mothership a badly needed wash and Doris did the floors inside. We have really enjoyed this respite, just watching the whales and taking in the fantastic view. This is truly a beautiful part of an already beautiful province.
Tomorrow we head for St. Johns for three or four nights.