Blue Whale Sighting in the Baja

whale breachIn the boat, bouncing up and down with the waves, rocking with the motion, drifting in my thoughts, I could see the liquid gold sunlight dancing on the water, jumping in ecstasy. One whale blow far off, but no sighting close up. Skunked. But the view of the ocean, the sun on the water, blue horizontal stripes on a silver molten stream, the stripes just coming and coming into my view. The ocean – our blood. Life blood. life stream. I am the life blood of your earth. Keep me clean. Keep your life blood clean.

Next whale trip. A blue whale’s tale. An early morning sunrise yellow orange blue above. The bay all lit up by the surrounding mountains. Moon light on the water still, the moon has not set yet. Pink waves on one side of the boat, orange waves on the other side of the boat. Sunrise colors. Sunrise light. Pink hills. Pink clouds above, bright blue water beneath us. Dolphins chasing below us. So fast in the blue green waters. A pod of ten. Showing off for us, how fast they can race the boat. Rock people, sentinels, in the mountains. Their faces upturned to the skies, faces to the sky, whispering the words of wisdom. They evolve and change slowly and see it all, feel it all, for eons, as they surround the bay. And suddenly the noise of a whale’s exhale. A whale’s breath. I could hear them first before I could see the spray up. Then wait, wait, and a slow moving of a back dorsal above the water’s edge, then wait, and another dorsal view, four times and the last view a deep dive and the tail coming up to the top of the water, a wave flip up. aah. The last lingering dance good-by on top of the water. Magnificent!

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