New South whales : Motorhome road trip is the perfect way to see the wonders of Oz

My wife Ann spotted them first. Nearer the beach than you might expect, the ­unmistakable huge black curved backs breaking the surface.

They were humpback whales – and as we watched in amazement we counted 11 of them.

One or two breached, jumping completely clear of the water. A breathtaking sight.

We had been sitting with a drink outside Fish Heads, the most fashionable fish restaurant in Byron Bay, the trendy resort on Australia’s East Coast.

Watching the whales was all the sweeter because earlier in the day at Cape Byron we had just missed seeing a pod of a dozen humpbacks.

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