Eben van der Westhuizen, Fish Hoek
The whales come south but once a year to bathe and mate to their very delight.
They frolic while we gossip at the sheer delight to watch their might, to see them spray the sea by day.
At night they dive to the depth of darkness.
This gentle giant has a mystery unknown.
The scales on the whale are so well known that we are supposed to call their names. They spend their time away from home enjoying the warmth of the southern seas. After all, this is their time.
To show the warmth they bring to mankind. As they come they disappear to where we know not, year after year, this is the beauty of the mystery whale.
They dive down deep for us to weep and say farewell until hopefully another year.