Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ft Funston and Whales-Nature is a Wonderful Thing

Today I met up with Kate at Ft Funston. It was a foggy day which is always great for the dogs. They play so hard and enjoy themselves so much. It was a relatively quite day for this type of weather. Not many people or dogs out. Fine by me. I like the tranquility. We walked for about 2 hours and were heading back to the cars when out of nowhere Kate noticed a whale jumping up out of the water about a hundred yards off the shore. At first she wasn't sure if it was a whale because neither of us has ever seen them off Ft Funston. It was definitely a whale though, There were sailboats in close proximity and both the sailboat and the whales were about the same size. Besides that, the whales (yes whales) were blowing water out of there blow holes. We were both in awe of seeing these magnificent creatures that we stood on the cliff for a good twenty minutes waiting for them to blast out of the water. We weren't disappointed. We got to see this about five or six times. My biggest regret was that I didn't bring my digital SLR and only had the point and shoot. No pictures of the whales. One thing Kate and I talked about was that if more people got outdoors and saw things in there natural environment, people would be more respectful of the impact humans have on this planet. Let's face it, dead zones in the seas, rapidly melting glaciers, weather changes. We really do need to think more about our carbon footprint my friends.


Delilah and Rocket said...

You get to go in the ocean.... how cool are you!!!

Pam Lambros said...

We get to go at least every couple of weeks and and usually more. We love it!