“pppfpffpfpfppp” the irrefutable sound of a whale.
I take off running, my bags dropped as I try to pick up speed.
The rocks are jagged and uneven, unbalanced I journey closer to the ocean.
The further I get the further away she seems.
Stop, listen, catch my breath.
I scan the ocean waiting for her to come up for air.
This time, a second smaller breath follows the first.
Excitement fills my body and pushes me to run forward.
She is directly in front coming straight for me as I reach the end of the rocky point.
She flows effortlessly below the water.
From above seagulls join in on the feast.
A mother orca teaching her baby.
I watch intently as they swim slowly through the inlets.
As she corners the point she turns slightly, I see her.
She looks at me and I look at her.
Our eyes meet.
We are connected for a brief moment, conscious of one another.