A Whale of a Good Time

image A hike to the headlands of Port Orford

We head out early today to explore the Port Orford Lifeboat Station and are greeted with warm sunshine brilliant blue skies and

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an enticing path leading somewhere. Soon, we discover that all hikes lead to the ocean.

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In this case, we end up next to a railing overlooking a coastal cliff.

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Since we haven’t seen a single humanoid, I make an a_ _ of myself by exclaiming loudly, singing, and yelping for joy, until we hear the voices of others a short distance to our right and behind a clump of trees. With the patience of a saint, Jeff just looks at me and smiles with love in his eyes, but I know his lip is bleeding.

“There are a couple of whales down here,” someone shares with us, and we leave our viewpoint to join the voice at the next railing.

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We meet a young couple and soon all 4 of us enjoy spotting 2 different whales breaching and spouting and gliding along the kelp beds. We’re all loudly sharing noise now, “Look!” “Over there!” “Wow!”

I know you cannot see and experience what we do, but trust me, there are whales in these pictures.

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The fuzzy white spots are from the whale’s blow spout.

To the left of these kelp beds are white harbor seals sunning themselves on a rock.

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Guess you have to be here. 🙄😬😩

The trail ends, just a few hundred yards beyond our whales, overlooking what the locals call, agate beach.

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3 thoughts on “A Whale of a Good Time

    • I think about you all the time when we are hiking and wish we could bring you with us, especially when the paths are paved and easy access. (Which is becoming our trail of choice nowadays!) Next time we are together let’s visit nature.

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