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"The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive." -- John Sladek

141--Alaska: A Whale of a Time
@ CherieSpotting     Jul 29 2003 - 08:11 PST
cherie writes: As we sailed from cove to cove, I would sit on the bow and listen to Isabelle’s mesmerizing tales about circumnavigating the globe alone. Isabelle and I were watching a humpback whale swirl around a shoal of herring which creates a “net of bubbles” that trap the fish. Then the whale splashes out of the water, its twelve foot jaws agape and gulps down his mid-day snack. While the whale “bubble fed,” Isabelle made a confession.

“I hit a whale when I was sailing alone once.”
“You hit a whale once, or you sailed around the world alone once?” I asked.
“I sailed around the world four times, I hit a whale once.” Isabelle clarified. “I worried I hurt the whale because all of a sudden the ocean became discolored.”
“What did you do?” I asked astonished.
“I looked closer and realized it wasn’t blood. She broke my rudder, but she was okay.”
“Isabelle, are you telling me you scared the shit out of a whale?”
“You could say it that way,” she said.

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One of the approximately 1000 humpback whales that swim along Alaska's coast in the summer.  *Photo by Rick

One of the approximately 1000 humpback whales that swim along Alaska's coast in the summer. *Photo by Rick

Did he catch a whale?  *Photo by Rick

Did he catch a whale? *Photo by Rick

Midnight never looked so colorful.

Midnight never looked so colorful.

Who wants shrimp?

Who wants shrimp?

Shrimp for everyone!

Shrimp for everyone!

We tied up to another boat, and had dinner with them.

We tied up to another boat, and had dinner with them.

Playing cards in the cockpit.

Playing cards in the cockpit.

Dave and Sue

Dave and Sue

A float plane lands right next to S/V Bob.  *Photo by Dave.

A float plane lands right next to S/V Bob. *Photo by Dave.

Free mineral baths!  What a view!

Free mineral baths! What a view!

A crab for each hand.

A crab for each hand.

The gang's ready to go ashore.

The gang's ready to go ashore.

Dave at the helm.

Dave at the helm.

Two Kings?

Two Kings?

Near the water.  *Photo by Dave.

Near the water. *Photo by Dave.

That's a trail?  *Photo by Dave.

That's a trail? *Photo by Dave.

Rick coming to get us after a hike.

Rick coming to get us after a hike.

Gliding in the dinghy over sea anemones. *Photo by Dave.

Gliding in the dinghy over sea anemones. *Photo by Dave.

A little closer.

A little closer.

Underwater flowers?

Underwater flowers?

When the tide goes out.

When the tide goes out.

A sea star hangs on for life.

A sea star hangs on for life.

Without water, the sea anemones look just yucky.

Without water, the sea anemones look just yucky.

Sunset again.

Sunset again.

Sue and Dave.

Sue and Dave.

Don't bite the hand that catches you!  *Photo by Rick.

Don't bite the hand that catches you! *Photo by Rick.

Seals!  *Photo by Rick

Seals! *Photo by Rick

Bear Tracks. *Photo by Rick

Bear Tracks. *Photo by Rick

The 8 knot current almost submerges this buoy.

The 8 knot current almost submerges this buoy.

Cherie's wrestling with a big one!

Cherie's wrestling with a big one!

The crew of S/V Bob.

The crew of S/V Bob.

Here's Greg by a sign at High Tide.

Here's Greg by a sign at High Tide.

Greg by the same sign after the tide has dropped 22 feet.

Greg by the same sign after the tide has dropped 22 feet.

High Tide.

High Tide.

High Tide.

High Tide.

Low Tide.

Low Tide.

High Tide.

High Tide.

Low Tide.

Low Tide.

A Yellow Walrus?

A Yellow Walrus?