Mama and Baby!
There are so many wonderful memories from the Oregon Coast it’s hard to pick just one. I would have to say though that the memory that comes to mind right now is of a Church picnic at Heceta Head several years ago. We were hiking up to the lighthouse, almost to the top of the Head, when someone up above started yelling “Whale”! We ran the rest of the way to the top and were astounded by what we saw when we got up there! It was a bright sunny day and the water was very clear. Right at the foot of the Head we could see very clearly the outline of a Mama and baby whales in the water! Mama was massive and her baby stayed right by her side. We watched for probably 45 minutes as they swam leisurely back and forth around Heceta Head before finally heading off into deeper water. They moved with such grace! I think we were all touched and moved by the beauty and grace of GOD’s creation that day. It is something I will never forget and I hope to see again some day, although I suspect that that is the kind of thing that only happens “once in a lifetime”!