We encountered both of these at various times after leaving Falmouth. Two of which happened such that we had no chance to get photos.
On the leg from Falmouth to Halifax I was on watch and looking directly forward when about a half mile ahead a hump back whale rose vertically out of the water like a launching rocket before crashing back into the sea. Didn’t do it again but we came across two of them a little later hence the identification. What a sight.
On the next leg we had just altered course off Cape Race when a whale back burst out of the water about 50 feet off the port bow and then sat there with its tail sticking out. Looked like a Minke. I think our alteration surprised it and we got a surprise as well.
Here are some photos of other encounters:
White Beaked Dolphin of which we saw a lot.
Tom, Dick & Harry, Harry is pretending to be an island but we can see him.
Tom & Dick on the surface with Harry just about there.
Paul & Jenny at the light house get photo bombed as does Fred on the cliff.