10 May 2010 | Southern Pacific Ocean
Big excitement for the day was a visit by a very frisky 20' or so pilot whale, or something that looked very similar. I think that it was either playing with our fishing lure or considering eating it and kept charging up behind the boat and surfacing and then turning over and looking at it, or turning away from and coming back from the side. He came right by the stern a couple of times and you could see him underwater. It was pretty incredible, but just a little spooky. He was still pretty big. Like an enormous puppy that you do not want to jump up on you. Seeing as how the fishing line is only 50' long, he was probably about 30' from the boat as he swam up before he would decide to change direction. He probably swam around behind us for 20 minutes before charging the lure, lifting his head, and crashing over the line and then taking off. The grand finale, I guess. It was cool.