Thursday, July 22, 2010

Our friend Urmas

We have made a friend, he's an old guy from California who lives down the road in a cool Airstream caravan. He's 70 but you'd never guess it. A biologist who loves the sea, he's a whale expert, and knows everything there is to know about the fish around here (and the people). He's been coming here for 20 years, and lived here for 2. He kayaks out two miles offshore in the whale season and observes and photographs them. He's a lovely interesting old hippie, his caravan is super cool and he is a good example of a man at peace with himself. He's got some amazing stories of swimming with whales, was one of the first men in California to be granted custody of his children (was a single dad), has had 3 wives, talks to the serpent people and paints rocks. We got on very well. He is making us tuna sashimi for dinner on Saturday night, and taking us to the Mexican Rodeo on Sunday, cant wait for that. Mathilda was pretty comfortable there, she took all her clothes off and wee'd in his garden.

check out his blog at

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