Saturday, January 8, 2011

Storm Tossed

My ocean swim started out so nicely this morning, but then the clouds rolled in and the rain began. I was out over a mile and when I stopped I noticed that I was surrounded by kayakers. Were they following me? I never got a chance to ask because the wind started howling and the kaykers were blown away. I could see them paddling like crazy for shore, and then they were gone.

Within a couple of minutes of their disappearance a juvenile Humpback Whale surfaced right next to me. Wow! I guess it was wondering about this strange creature (me) which was splashing around in deep deep water. It circled around me to get a better view and then swam quietly away. I love how friendly the ocean critters are.