Two days ago, I was watching the news. They seemed to be covering the most peculiar thing! A whale! In the Delaware River! So of course, we have been following the story closely. When else will we have the opportunity to say that a whale passed within a 1/4 mile of my house! It headed up to Trenton on Monday, where many fisherman saw it. My friendly DARE officer mentioned that many of them drink while fishing. He gave me this look like he was looking at the bottle..looking at the whale..looking again at the bottle..and giving up drinking. It may have been there for at least a week to make it ALL the way up to Trenton..
The whale is a 15 foot Beluga whale. It is an adult. They are normally found in the artic waters up north. Scientists say it may have followed a school of herring up river..or for that matter, Shad! The Shad season is in full bloom! The whale has been making its rounds, amusing people, including myself!
Yesterday, I was at the post office. The buzz in town was that the whale could be spotted from the Bordentown beach so I promptly rushed down to catch a glimpse. Sure enough, off the shores and on the other side of the 295 overpass, you could see the whale surface.
The world sure is a mysterious place some times. Hopefully, our whale will make it back to sea safely!