And so last night we arranged for a tuk-tuk driver to pick us up at 6am and drive us to nearby Mirissa, where the whale boats depart. I didn't sleep last night, couldn't sleep, hoping I would get to see a whale. Hoping and dreaming and trying to be still even though I felt so carbonated about it all. We got on board and pulled away from the harbor around 7am and my cheeks ached from grinning.
|you have NO IDEA how excited I was|
|Marc, happy to go with me|
|and off we went, out to the deep sea|
|I had to keep reminding myself not to be jaded -- "JUST" dolphins -- how ridiculous of me!|
I was on a boat in the Indian Ocean and I saw dolphins leaping past me, and that's amazing.
|they were really good -- the captain would say to me, "he's getting ready to come now," and I'd look|
where he was pointing and see nothing. and then there he would be.
|right whales -- we didn't see any breach or tail-slap, unfortunately|
|all the boats cut their engines and we sat there in silence, watching. there were whales underneath.|
it felt like church to me, all of us gathered in silence, waiting.
|there's another one. we saw several, including a mother and baby.|
|everyone crashed after the intense hours watching for whales. it made me laugh.|
|a good day of fishing, for sure!|