OMG OMG OMG TRUE TRUE MAGIC IS SERIOUSLY HAPPENING!!!
What an incredible day!!!
Okay, first, I am getting ready for the tour and someone comes to my door and it is this nicely dressed man and a Costa Rican guide and they are lost and looking for the hotel next door. I point them in the right direction, finish getting ready and head down to the beach. The nicely dressed man starts talking to me. He is from India, now living in Costa Rica, and he wants to bring people to see the dolphins and whales and for yoga retreats. "I will show you the real yoga, Sierra," he tells me. I say, "Everything happens for a reason and it was not a mistake that you came to my room this morning and that we are talking now, it is Divine Orchestration." "I agree," he says.
I give him my business card, we hug and off I go on the tour with 8 guests including a man from MINAE, the environmental governmental agency here in Costa Rica.
First mom and baby Humpback come up right in front of the boat with baby rolling over and showing us his pec fins and cute little (relatively) tail. We travel on and find another mom and baby and while we are with them, we see a breach out further and start to head that way and this whale comes up right next to the boat, and I see the dorsal fin and it is NOT a Humpback.
We stop and the whale starts to circle our boat... it is a Sei Whale, and a HUGE one!! I haven't seen one for a long time and here it is in the middle of all these Humpbacks!! How cool is that???
As we are watching the Sei Whale, ANOTHER mom and baby Humpback swim by and we had two species of whales on either side of the boat. How cool is THAT??? Seriously!!
We head out again and find yet another mom and baby Humpback pair (four in all today) plus they are with a huge male escort whale. During the day we had seen other blows off in the distance and we did again while we were with them. I can't remember ever seeing so many Humpbacks for such a long period of time here! So very cool.
And that is not even the best part yet!!!
When I had my foundation, Vida Marina, I had contact with Mr. Madrigal on various occasions at meetings and events. I hadn't seen him for years. We started talking about the marine protected area and he has been preparing a proposal for the same thing and in fact has a presentation on Wednesday about it! He asks me if I have any info and photos that can help him, something that demonstrates the effects of the commercial fishing and "I say oh yesssss, what do you want? I have long liners cutting up manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, I have a baby humpback with a rope around it, I have dead dolphins, dead whales.... what do you need?"
He also tells us to start a Petition for the protected area to show support within Costa Rica and around the world. Imagine that I just started working on a petition for the same thing this week. Imagine that! I shall be asking you all to sign very soon.
He says to arrange a meeting with all the interested parties wanting to create the protected area. Imagine that just yesterday I sent out an email to do this very thing. Now the governmental agency that we need on our side will BE THERE!
DO YOU SEE THE DIVINE TIMING AND ORCHESTRATION GOING ON HERE? IT IS TRULY AWE-MAGICAL. SUPER DIVINE AND DELICIOUS!!
We are nearing the place to drop Miguel off and I mention how I've never seen so many Humpbacks around for so long and he says, "It is a sign from God that this area should be protected."
And I say. AMEN!!!
It just keeps getting better and better and better!
DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE.
AND THAT ROCKS!!!
Oceans of Love
~ Sierra Goodman ~
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