Thursday was full day of photography as we traveled along the Cabot Trail, which is on the northeast portion of Nova Scotia. Many of villages we visited were old fishing villages that are still the livelihood of the population. We enjoyed whale watching along the rocky coasts of Cape Breton. The whales were the pilot whales and several had calves shadowing the mom. Swells were high, so there were some green faces after getting back to land! The mentors taught us how to best capture images from a boat, and make use of the landscape as a backdrop and context for our wildlife images. A cruise around Bird Island gave a study in (and a wonderful opportunity to photograph) the habitat and habits of the gannet, puffin, cormorant, bald eagles and many other ocean birds.