Someone sent me this e mail and I loved it, especially since I am about to take a group of people to Baja to spend time with the whales. The story touched my heart. I hope you enjoy it too.
If you read a recent front page story of the
San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a
female humpback whale who had become entangled in a
spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted
down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to
struggle to stay afloat.
She also had hundreds of yards
of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her
torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted
her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the
Golden Gate ) and radioed an environmental group for
Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and
determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save
her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for
hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed
like joyous circles. She then came back to each and
every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them
gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was
the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes
were following him the whole time, and he will never be
and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to
be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled
from the things that are binding you. And, may you
always know the joy of giving and receiving
I pass this
on to you, my friends, in the same
It’s a good