Then on my run home (I was gathering up bits of plastic because the beach had been really busy the day before), I stopped to catch my breath and there in front of me was an whale coming up for air. I borrowed this picture from Google images but it looked just like this:
It was really a wonderful sight - a fantastic way to start the day. I came home made the kids get dressed and hurried them down to the beach. I also brought big trash bags and we collected a lot of trash! And some fun sand toys, towels, sweatshirt, flip flops and good shoes. They went to the lost and found and I will collect them in November if their owners don't come. And the bag of trash was huge! It was a great day.
The rest of the week has been beautiful and with a report that more whales were out - we went to the beach again yesterday. No crowds, but warm sun and lots of whales. This is what I was able to see from my beach chair at the surf line.
|Can you see the tiny blowhole spout?|
|Playing in the waves!|
|Local whale swimming back and forth|
|Sand logged clothes from the beach|
|Child #2 project - pounding bottle tops in the dirt with a hammer and nail.|
Summer is done, kids are in school, maybe I'll find time to blog more?
Stay tuned :) Kirstin