June 3, 2018

The tale of ‘Old Tom’ – ‘Law of the Tounge’

The tale of ‘Old Tom’ – ‘Law of the Tounge’

Have you heard the tale of ‘Old Tom’ or the ‘Law of the Tounge’?

 

It is a fascinating story about Ocras in Twofold Bay (the third deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere) and their relationship with Humans and hunting baleen whales together!You may have read our earlier blog post about human interactions with whales in Australia and the following link tells the great story of ‘Old Tom’ just down the road in Eden.

 

There are many take home messages from the story but the most important one for me is to always look after your friends.

If you are captivated like us about the story of Old Tom and impressed by the level of emotional intelligence displayed by Orcas- particularly in the wild you can always get a chance to come out on board our Whale Watching cruises where on the odd occasion we have seen pods following humpbacks and their calves that travel south past Jervis Bay from August – November each year.

You never know your luck!

So we don’t have to issue a spoiler alert- you can read the story here:

Or on your next south coast road trip stop in at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.

You can also keep up to date with sighting of Orcas via the Killer Whale Sightings Australia facebook page.

"A Great Afternoon on Jervis Bay"

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon on the Whale watch your on the big boat. We had planned to go on the short fast boat but they changed us to the tekin. All in all it was actually a good option for the afternoon. The staff were pleasant and there was basic tea and coffee served. We took some snacks which was recommended and a good idea. We saw at least 8 whales including some baby calves and enjoyed the scenery of the bay too. Worth it!