Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015 at 08:44PM by advodna_dave

And then, the weirdest thing happened... We're sitting there finishing our tacos when we hear a sound. We all hear it at the same time. It was like a high pitched call but with a deep resonance. We scanned the horizon and there, silhouetted against fading sun were the dorsal fins of four orca whales. At first, we only saw two, but then another two tiny fins (babies!) surfaced beside the adults. We stood up to get a better look and heard the call again, this time clearly coming from the small family unit of whales. As we looked at each other in disbelief, they called again and began swimming slowly, adults in the middle and babies on then side, towards us on the beach, the largest orca lifting his nose above the water every few feet to renew the call. We joined hands and walked towards the waterline, preparing to greet our equals in the sea, migrating just as we are north in search of new opportunities and experiences for our families. But then Wynne stepped on a crab and was like "It gonna pinch me!" and Mae started crying 'cause Wynne started crying. Meanwhile, @advodna_ann's just rolling her eyes at another one of my BS stories to justify taking a cheesy silhouetted family picture of ourselves. #deepthoughts #Tofino