As if it isn’t enough to be sitting on an amazing beach, that speck on the horizon is a humpback whale pulling itself out of the sea. Huge splash coming.
We’ve pulled up stakes and headed to Maui to let it all go for a bit. For a beach girl like me I can’t stop grinning. I have funny white lines at the corners of and under my eyes from smiling nonstop in the sun. My bottom lip is all puffed up from so much swimming in the salty ocean and, again, sticking it out under that hot sun when I grin. Not a pretty sight perhaps but still all good. All really good.
When I swim underwater sometimes I can hear this guy and all of his family and friends. That spooky haunting song. That makes me so happy I could forget to come back up!
I felt the gaze of a giant sea turtle on me while snorkelling the other day. We had almost swum right into him before we saw him, and were trying to back away in case he didn’t like us so near, but he just circled around, sort of came towards us, and checked us out while shrugging off little black fish who were trying to nibble at is neck. All in slow underwater motion. So peaceful.
We looked down on a beautiful little grey octopus swirling and swishing along the bottom one day. A fish was nosing around him and he kept stopping and waving his arms around, changing colours. Once he pulled his arms in and made himself into a circle and then puffed up. I may not speak the underwater language (but I’m working on it) but that was as clear a “back off buddy” sign as I’ve seen.
Future paintings being played with in my head. Heading to the beach. So happy.