Narehead and Gull rock are local landmarks on the Roseland peninsula.
As a child it seemed to be a place of deep mystery where huge fish
could be caught and where lots of different species of gulls could be
found nesting. My little dinghy wasn't able to make the trip
especially with the local coastguard watching over the bay and
constantly waving me back if he thought I had strayed to far from the
shore. Although I did manage to visit Gull rock in a larger boat later
in life this visit to Narehead was my first and fulfilled a little
ambition of mine. When checking the video and photos taken on our
visit to Narehead we discovered something odd on one of the photos
which we hadn't noticed when taking them.
What is it in the photo? We have discounted it from being some sort of
aberration because it definitely appears to be something real in the
sea, it didn't appear on any other photos which were taken seconds
later or indeed any other photos at all. Our best guess is that it is
a small whale, Minke Whales are known to be in the local area although
they aren't seen very often from the shore.