Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pleasurable Exercise

I managed a pleasant little 7 mile paddle this morning before beginning work. I was stroking easily on my way out to sea, and hadn't seen sign of any whales yet, when one quietly surfaced fifteen yards from me. It swam alongside me taking a few breaths before diving out of sight.

At my turnaround point I took a dip in the clear blue deep water. The singing of multiple whales was magnificent; I saw nothing but dancing shafts of sunlight converging far below me. After climbing back into the kayak seven whales surfaced together about one hundred yards away. Nice.

Have I mentioned how much I'm enjoying this kayak?


  1. i am smilin ear to ear!! they were introducing themselves DON.!!! OH this is gonna get real good!!!!!

  2. Don, theres a gal, heres her linkhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/yeimaya/
    u got a pretty good shot of that whale tail. tail isnt the right word but anyway i bet she would be interested in seeing that. She has been identifying humpbacks for 20 plus years !!! She might be able to tell you just who that whale is !!! wouldnt that be something !!!

  3. http://flickr.com/groups/humpbackflukes/...... here yah go Don!!! For future reference!!! lol.. its amazing they NAME them!! scratch,firefly etc.