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Two women who went whale watching off the coast of Trinity Bright, Newfoundland had almost given up on a sighting – until one of them pulled out a guitar.
Wanda Freeman Pippy and Bev Freeman had spend a few hours looking for whales with no luck and then Bev took a guitar and started singing.
Miraculously, a couple of whales came to the surface of the water and circled their boat, seemingly enjoying the music.
Two friends, Wanda Freeman Pippy and Bev Freeman went whale watching off Trinity Bright, Newfoundland, but spend hours with no luck – until Bev (pictured) picked up her guitar
At the sound of the music, a few whales swam close to their boat, circling and surfacing, as if they were listening to the music
The incredible moment that happened last week on July 24, was captured on video by Wanda.
The two friends had packed a picnic and a guitar and went off to look for some whales.
When Bev takes out her guitar and plays folk songs, the video shows the whales coming right up close to the boat.
Wanda exclaims: ‘Oh my god, he’s waving. He loves it, look!’
As Bev continues to play, the whales come up to the surface as Wanda says: ‘Holy cow. Keep singing!’
The women are amazed at the experience of being to close to the giant animals and continue to serenade them.
Bev plays a Newfoundland folk song called Joe Batt’s Arm Longliners by Ron Kelly and his band Middle Tickle.
Speaking of the amazing experience, Wanda said: ‘We were out for a few hours and never really saw a whale that was close.
‘Eventually, we stopped, had lunch, and a conversation of how lucky we were to be able to come out here and enjoy and that we should be very thankful.
The incredible moment that happened last week on July 24, was captured on video by Wanda
‘We were in this area for about 45 minutes and we only saw whales in the distance until Bev picked up her guitar, played, and started to sing.
‘Then it was like something amazing happened as the whales came up so graceful and gentle and hung out up close and personal while she played and sang.
It is currently the peak season for whale watching in Newfoundland – which is from mid-July to mid-August – but whales can be spotted anytime from May to September.
Newfoundland is one of the best whale watching places on Earth with the world’s largest population of humpback whales.
Twenty-one other species of whales and dolphins can be spotted there including the Minke, Sperm, Pothead, Blue, and Orca (Killer Whale).
It is currently the peak season for whale watching in Newfoundland – which is from mid-July to mid-August
Source: Daily Mail