FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE
I took a rare rest day and I rented a kayak today and paddled out into beautiful glass smooth Byron Bay.
I swung around hung my swollewn feet into the water of the warm turquoise water. Looking down, almost instantly a Humpback whale swam less than a meter right under my feet. It must have taken 10 seconds to pass it was so long. Then there were several circling the boats with calf's spouting water flapping their fins and calling out.
This was one of the most fascinating scenes of nature I have ever witnessed. I was right in the middle of it in a kayak . Almost touching Humpback whales traveling 5,000 km to Antarctica from the northern tropics after breeding and giving birth, undertaking one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom . In a way it dawned on me I am on a similar migration of almost exactly the same distance in Australia. I was humbled to be given this opportunity to see first hand the miracle of migration..... later from about 2 km out spinner dolphins frolicked all around in the bay chased by seagulls after their fish. Some dolphins surfed in on the waves near shore.. Green sea turtles by the dozen poked their heads above the surface to breath and have a look around. I never imagined to see nature like this in one day in one bay in Australia.
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
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