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Bill Sloan

Bill Sloane took us on a sail boat ride out to Boston Harbor this past week so that I could show our part of Puget Sound – AKA The Salish Sea – to our Danish friends.  Although cloudy with almost no wind, it was one of the most relaxing days we have experienced out on the calm waters.

The children were delighted with the Harbor Seals resting and showing off and we enjoyed seeing a Blue Heron take flight and I was amazed at the huge build up of houses along the shore line.  It had been 12 years since my last boat trip this direction!   What a change and what huge monster houses!

Lots of jellyfish floated by.

On the way back home a dolphin began breaking through the water going the opposite direction from our boat and everyone was delighted.   I do not think I have ever seen a dolphin in Puget Sound.  The only Orca whales that come into our shallow bay are coming to die.  This one was quite alive and well.

Then Sightline Daily had this article posted just today:  Boston Dolphins spotted off Boston Harbor – Puget Sound

I was born at a little cabin at Boston Harbor because C-Sections were not allowed then at our only hospital which was Catholic! I loved hearing that foghorn and seeing the light from the lighthouse as a child.

I have been reading and gathering a slew of articles on ocean pollution and know that synthetic estrogens are truly creating a problem for the wild and ocean life in our area – but sometimes I seem to be alone in my concerns.  Does your laundry soap contribute?

Then I found this poignant article by Al Gore in Rolling Stone Magazine. Have you seen or read it? Al Gore’s Climate of denial

So what did you do for the solstice?   Are you thinking about water and the oceans these days?

I think folks have been too distracted by a Congressman’s underpants and missing the environmental issues.

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Thu, June 23 2011 » Discoveries

2 Responses

  1. GeekGirlSF June 23 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Thanks so much for arranging all of this. I know the weary travelers enjoyed the day!

  2. tom June 23 2011 @ 10:56 am

    The dolphin sighting and then the news article the next day was very exciting…
    You are quite welcome I enjoyed the sail as much as everyone else….and it was a good way to deal with jet lag and tired children went right to sleep and slept until 7am!

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