Posts Tagged ‘sailing’

It’s about Whales

August 15, 2008

Just a nice story that I was reading in a waiting room boating magazine.

First, perhaps I should give a gold medal to the waiting room that had a boating magazine in the first place. It’s a bit of a cosmic anomaly, considering that every other waiting room in the cosmos only has women’s mags filled with photos of how fat film stars are in daily life. So there you are, Mr Anonymous Waiting Room, take a gold medal.

And now to the story. It’s about whales. And about a sailing race in the Whitsunday Passage.

Above the waterline a bunch of sailors try to concentrate on things like windshifts and windward legs. Below the water line one mother whale frolics with her calf, and another mother whale gives birth. Who could concentrate on the race with that happening beside the boat?