Monday, September 6, 2010

Whales at the Coast - Oh My

Yesterday I went out to the Sonoma Coast, and it was a beautiful day out there.  Such a lovely laid back experience, except for the hoards, and crowds of labor day visitors, and campers crowding up the usually empty roads and beachfront parking.
Russian River Mandala - The mouth of the Russian River at Jenner, CA.

But the highlight of the day was going out to Bodega Head and watching the whales
off the coast, breaching the waves.  It was magnificent, I have never seen them like that before, so close to the coast and so many of them.  There were hundreds of people standing at the edges of the cliffs, and although at other times I might have found that irritating, it created this amazing festive atmosphere.

Every time a whale leaped over a wave or a mother and baby whale jumped or showed their tales, the crowd went wild with excitement, whistling and screaming in glee.  We all got into the energy of it, pointing out their fins to each other, and just feeling awed.

Normally the whales are not  this far south at this time of the year, but apparently the waters are warming, and their are lots of krill in the water, so the whales are staying here instead of going up to Alaska to feed.  Even thought it is probably a harbinger of Global Warming, and the changes aren't so healthy ecologically, I felt honored  and blessed by the experience.

Happy Labor Day to all out there.

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.

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