Ever since rounding Cape Flattery we’ve been on edge. Every whitecap could be one. Every crashing wave against our hull could be its’ spray. When planning this trip, I imagined it a certain way and just like anything my expectations don’t always meet reality. I wouldn’t have even imagined I would be reading a book a day, I didn’t realize how many days would be cloudy not sunny like I had hoped, and I didn’t anticipate that we would see more garbage in the ocean than marine life. But I guess I hadn’t lost hope yet, as that whitecap that caught my eye this time was in fact a dolphin. The large creatures didn’t seem to be in a rush as they playfully glided around us, following the sleek lines of Fenwick Light’s hull. Underwater they looked green but revealed their shiny grey skin as the leapt up around us. About 10 minutes passed as they played with us before all turning away at once again becoming one with the whitecaps. There is nothing like a visit from the dolphins to leave a smile on my face. That and a day of sunshine, I guess my expectations weren’t so far off!
Christine’s note: I continue on wind watch … hurricane Blas is not a threat in any way and peters out but it is followed by Hurricane Celia. I am really hoping the course shifts as right now it is expected to hit Maui when I am there. Not my idea of a fun time! Perhaps it will alter course as that prediction is 10 days from now so typically would not be highly accurate. I will keep my fingers cross and keep you posted. The Windyty image below shows the position of Celia on Wednesday, July 13th – the date of my flight!