I just saw a whale!
I have spent a good 2+ hours working on my PC this morning, mostly video editing and working on my website.
So I decided it was time for a break, and thought what better to do during Australias coldest days in years than to take the dog for a walk on the beach! I actually do this most days believe it or not, it is one of the positives of where I live. I was even able to just walk in boardshorts and a t-shirt!
Around this time every year the humpback whales are migrating up the east coast to calf their young in the warmer waters around southeast Queensland. But usually when they are heading north they stay well out to sea, so it is rare to see them until September through to November as the whales head south to their feeding grounds in Antartica.
My wife and I have a friendly rivalry over who sees the first whale of the season. I take this very seriously :-). So I am always keeping an eye on the water. As a surfer I love to stare out to sea anyway, so it is just my natural way when by the water.
Whales!! I was first, yay! As we watched them, they kept coming closer to shore, in fact they came as close as I have ever seen them, maybe 150 meters off the beach. It looked to be a pod of 8-10 whales, which is a very large group. They were bursting through the surface, flapping fins in the air and putting on quite a show. The few people that were on the beach were all stopped, staring out to sea.
Anyways, it was awesome! And I am not just showing off, there is a point to this.
It got me thinking about how easy it is to get wrapped up in your online life. I know I often get stuck in my work on the PC and a few hours easily slip away.
The point is: there is a beautiful world out there, don't forget to have a look.
Someone once asked me "Do you live to work, or do you work to live?'
Some food for thought.
Have an amazing day!