The Divine Beauty of Whales

Watching whales fly through the air on angels' wings

Posted in , Aug 26, 2015

The divine beauty of whales.

My daughter Evie is lucky enough to be on Cape Cod with family friends this week. The weather has been beautiful. They’ve been to two different beaches, went zip-lining, ate lobster rolls. But when she filled me on what they did yesterday, she was beyond the moon. Whale watching!

Somewhere on the internet is the story of a couple of young men in Sydney, Australia, who had the pleasure of a very close encounter with a whale. The big guy swam right up to their boat, seeming to need something. The young men saw a plastic bag and some fishing line caught near his mouth. When they removed it, the whale slapped the water with his fin as if to say thank-you. Imagine!

I’ve been on a handful of whale watching trips, and there really is nothing like seeing one of those huge animals breech. Evie saw almost a dozen whales in the water. Two entertained her especially. “They flew through the air like powerful angels with fin wings,” she said. “I love whales.” Don’t we all.

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