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Humpback Whale Photobombs Irish Holidaymakers In Australia

Some very happy guests from Ireland enjoying the whales on board Blu Dolphin. This whale is putting on a great pec slapping show. #whalesherveybay #visitfrasercoast still plenty of room available tomorrow.

Posted by Blue Dolphin Marine Tours on Wednesday, 14 October 2015
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A difficult penultimate day yesterday leaves Royal Irish Yacht Club pair Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey with a mountain to climb if they are to win a prized Rio berth in the final day of competition at the 49erfx World Championships in Argentina today. With…
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