Wonderful sight - whales off the beach, maybe 300m from shore on a beautiful still, sunny day. Not sure what type, but I don't think they were Orcas - they didn't seem large enough. The shame of it is that if it weren't for the cold I've had for the last few days, my plan was to be out kayaking this morning. Wouldn't that have been amazing!
Oh, perhaps a bigger shame, especially from the point of view of the whales, was the idiot out there going round and round in circles on a jetski. Confirms every opinion I've ever had of them.
Update: Talking to someone this morning I found out they were indeed Orcas. Now I really wish I'd been up to going out on the kayak.