'It couldn't be a better day': Whales, icebergs delight tourists who brave the N.L. cold
Whales are showing up off the coast of the Avalon Peninsula
Passengers on a whale-watching tour out of Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, are getting twice the value for their money — a show of whales and icebergs all at the same time.
It was worth the trip for about 30 tourists who ventured out with a Gatherall's boat on Friday afternoon, even if they did have to wear winter jackets and mittens.
"It's very early in the season so we don't [normally] get to see whales so close … but we did get lucky [today]," said tour guide Luke Gatherall about a pair of humpbacks spotted at the bow of the boat.
"The whales, they were just feeding on capelin or herring. They were going around in circles … Basically they were thinking about their gut."
Wendy Hill, an avid birder from Huntsville, Ont., is making her first trip to Newfoundland.
"Being so close, it's just fabulous to see all that," she said. "And an iceberg. It couldn't be a better day."
With files from Peggy Lam