SCRATCHYYYYYYY!!!!!!! I was the only guy out and there was a sole whale playing in the lineup. I couldn't believe my eyes, nor could I believe that I had gotten that close. I paddled over to it, and it ran away. Then sticker and this other guy showed up. We caught some blech waves but whatever, it's something to do, especially after a sleepless, perturbed night. I should have medicated but whatever I'm not like that. Sticker stuck around and a few minutes later we kept seeing bulbous buoyant barnacled bodies bobbing up and down, so I started to chase. Me and my bright ideas. We got to them and I shit you not, if we wanted to pet them, we could have. I was within ***10feet*** of a mother and her calf, but I decided to not touch them for fear of a breach due to spooking it. Absolutely amazing. Quite possibly the most amazing thing I've ever seen out there. I've seen whales before, but not that close. Contact made. Contact.