Whales at the Head of the Bight

The curvy bit at the bottom of Australia is called the Great Australian Bight. At school it seemed a mystery why it was spelled bight not bite, but I had assumed this was because as a shape it was less than a really tasty bite.

The very middle of the Bight is called... the Head of the Bight!

This is a very interesting place to visit, especially on a magically sunny day.

Away stretching east are sand dunes

But to the west are the Bunda Cliffs, stretching for 200km, the edge of a great flat plain of limestone.

Also very interesting is that Southern Right Whales gather here in warmer waters during the ferocity of antarctic waters from May to October.

Here are two mothers and their (hard to see) seven metre calves.

It is also the case that many people come to see the whales too, and they are also very interesting to watch

They watch, they discuss, they read about

and above all they take digital photographs, which mercifully will mainly not be printed
— how wonderful that in this small degree
the once prophesied 'paperless office' has actually come to pass

A fine and artistic office has been erected to tax the watching of whales...

and beyond, on the landward side, we espy another diverting mechanical sight

These are Formula V racing cars, with VW engines, the one on the truck is 1600cc and reportedly the Australian champion, the other has a 1200cc engine. We asked how big they would be when they hatched, whether like whale calves, they grew 90kg a day.

And then of course, at the Nullarbor Roadhouse, there is this:

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