The first whale I ever saw was a Minke whale-at first I thought it might be a log! There was such high waves and with such a tiny fin, it was such an unusual thing to see and to know it was a whale. It seemed so immobile (especially after seeing how Killer Whales slice through the water at such speed). It was still very powerful to see something so large, to see that it could still be alive in the water. I spent so much of my time growing up in the time of the tales of what have been, I had never seen whales, just heard the stories of the whales being around in the past so it was just such a powerful thing to see them come back into our waters. Their beauty and magnificence is just stunning.