‘All is Whale’ (in Avila Beach)
We traveled to Avila just on the chance
We’d be lucky enough to see Humpback Whales dance
The sky was as blue as a painted canoe
The sun on the water shone all the way through
Breakfast at Fat Cat’s near Avila Pier
Was almost complete when I sensed they were near
And sure enough, I looking off to the south
Saw the surfacing Carlsbad-like cavernous mouth!
Thar she blows! I proclaimed, mixed with hashed brown potatoes
The setting could easily have been in Barbados
But who needs to travel when whales come to you?
It seems like there’s nothing good karma can’t do!
We had the whole restaurant up on it’s feet
A Humpback went breaching, our hearts skipped a beat
Ka-thump! went the seawater filling back in
Up, up flew the pelicans wearing a grin!
People in kayaks came by to say ‘hi!’
Paddle board surfers stood tall as the eye
An eye that was smiling as bright as the sun
We didn’t play lotto but surely had won!
Marnik Van Cauter is an exchange student from Belgium with a nice camera, a great eye, and good luck. We met at Avila Harbor with the Humpbacks dancing just offshore. He promised to send me these photos- thank you Marnik!
Now you know why every year, we say ‘Thank You Whales!’
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