Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Sailing from Catalina to Marina Del Ray
My experiences in California are probably some of the most magical moments of my life. My family and I were sailing back from Catalina like a boat is supposed to do and my friend Gavin said, "Is that an island?" When in fact it was two whales swimming across the bow of our boat, about 100 yards off. First it was pure amazement and second it was panic to keep from having the keel of the sail boat from being torn off and having the boat flip over and sinking in who knows how deep of water. Now, everyone knows how amazing moms are and even though she was running around as well she was able to get this amazing picture of the whale getting ready to dive. After we got back to the main land my grandfather said, "I have sailed across that channel hundreds of times and not once have I seen one whale!" I always wonder, why was I lucky enough to see two when my grandfather never saw one his entire life?