This last Friday, the 26th of May, I helped a friend cruise their thirty-four foot trawler from Long Beach to Dana Point. An easy enough cruise. We were about three miles off-shore, cruising at eight knots per mile; the sky was overcast and there was a little swell coming across our starboard stern. Somewhere between Newport Beach and North Laguna Beach about a half mile beyond us a whale breached the water; jumping up and then flipping, landing on it’s back. This happened several times; I don’t know if it was the same whale or couple of whales, but it was cool. I had never seen that in person.
I am so grateful for the boating opportunities that are being presented to me and I am so very grateful that the creator allowed me to see that whale breach, in person.