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Old 05-02-2019, 12:56 PM   #9
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We were bring a previous boat down the coast from Seattle to LA. We had been fog for about 24 hours that was at times so thick we could not see the flag on the bow. The fog lifted a bit and dead ahead was a whale apparently dozing on the surface. At first I thought it was a rock, but we were about 8 nautical miles offshore. I started turning the wheel when the apparent rock moved. If the fog had not parted at the right moment we would have hit the whale. As it was we passed within 25 feet of it. I always thought that they would hear us long before we came anywhere close, especially since that boat had twin Detroits in it and they were not really quiet.
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