One of the many beautiful aspects of our job, is that every trip is truly and utterly unique. After one magnificent day on the water, how could I expect today to even hold a candle to yesterday? One could only imagine my immense satisfaction with today’s trip. Stellar weather, for one, helps. There certainly was some swell out there, though the waves were long and rolling (as opposed to short and chopping), adding an adventurous feel to the excursion. The sun was shining, the winds light and cool. A handful of cooperative humpback whales, followed by hundreds of Risso’s dolphin, and dozens of Pacific White Sided dolphin blessed our trip. One cannot describe the level of content an experienced whale watcher feels, watching those “White Sides” swim alongside the boat, and surfing under the bow, just out of arm’s reach. Joy. Time to go home. What’s that, over there? A fin? Yes! A Blue Shark, to cap of this fine day. We cruised alongside it for many minutes before finally turning the helm for home. My job rules.