Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Power Below


In the wake of the recent earthquake in Japan there were widely-publicised tsunami warnings for the coast and several friends contacted me with fears for my well-being. They didn't know we get tsunami warnings every third Wednesday; it's our version of the Mauve Alert. It's just that this time it was newsworthy.

And the experts say our waves were in fact a whole 1.7 feet higher than normal. Of course we were also experiencing a winter storm at the time, so whatever the heck "normal" means, in the North Pacific, in March...

Anyway, next day I found this on the beach. It's old. It's big. It's heavy.

It's a whale rib.

So maybe something powerful did surge up out there.

And maybe I don't know everything. 

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