Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Orca

It was funny because I was reading an article on Yahoo News this morning contemplating whether or not I should run. I found out "Orcas" were actually killer whales and that they were really picky eaters. So I remember thinking to myself 'No wonder the Orca tri suit was black and white'. And after bidding the boyfriend adieu on msn, I headed out for a run.

It was a cold day. And I was running really fast to try to get warm. On the way I met another runner and she said "Did you go down to St Helier's? There are whales just by the bay!" I got really excited, thanked her for the info and sped off!

There was a crowd already at the beach and I couldn't wait to get closer. And when I did, it was amazing. I saw about 4 triangular fins just about 30m from the shore bobbing up and down in the sea! And then I saw another pair of fins on the other side. It was awesome! But I wasn't sure what exactly they were, so I asked a lady and she said "They're orcas!" =) And apparently they were tossing stingrays up into the air before I came.

I've never seen wild whales before. And I considered myself really lucky to have witnessed some this morning. I suddenly felt very blessed because I had initially wanted to run yesterday morning, but because of my cramps, I had to move it to today. The weather this morning didn't look too sunny so I was really trying to come up with excuses not to go out. But I went anyway and my only regret was not having ym phone with me at that time.

It was amazing. I guess the whole studying overseas experience finally made itself seem a little more worth it.


lilycheah said...

WAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!! I've never heard of whales being at the bay before!!! Gurl your timing was so gooooood!!!!
I also want to seeeeeee
Maybe I'll just have to go there, plonk myself on the beach and imagine... Cos I don't think this happens frequently at all!

galnexdor said...

haha i know! i think i was really really really lucky lor! =)