[NYCkayaker] Doesn't get any better .... Re: Gratitude from a Whale

stevepete64@aol.com stevepete64@aol.com
Sat Apr 13 09:48:37 EDT 2013


Nice story of event that happened back in 05 . A bit exaggerated but nice .



-----Original Message-----
From: William <haawill@yahoo.com>
To: Lee Reiser/Leona Fontaine <lee060@earthlink.net>; NYCkayaker <NYCkayaker@rockandwater.net>; YPRC <YPRC@listserv.adelphi.edu>; Martin Wellhoefer <captain@hrckc.org>
Sent: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:38 pm
Subject: [NYCkayaker] Doesn't get any better .... Re: Gratitude from a Whale


 
Lee, THAT was good. 
A real encouragement, IMHO, to all of us who read this thoughtfully. 
THANKS man.
 
Will / NJ 
 
 
 
 

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 From: Lee Reiser/Leona Fontaine <lee060@earthlink.net>
To: "NYCkayaker@rockandwater.net" <NYCkayaker@rockandwater.net>; 
"YPRC@listserv.adelphi.edu" <YPRC@listserv.adelphi.edu>; Martin Wellhoefer 
<captain@hrckc.org> 
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 12:10 PM
Subject: [NYCkayaker] Gratitude from a Whale
  

Gratitude - 

...The Whale... 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 spiderweb 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 
and 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 help. 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. 

When 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 the same. 

May you, 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 gratitude. 

I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit. 

Life is good. 

Lee
  


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