Originally Posted by Zardoz
But my question is...who won?
I was standing on the railing on the starboard side of the ship, it was a nice day, no breeze and we were DIW (dead in the water) due to an engineering malfunction. The water was very calm and i'm staring out to sea when this massive object starts up toward the surface, at first i thought we were having a rendevous with a submarine, then the whale hits the surface, spouts and kind of rolls over and looks at me for a few seconds with an eye that betrays a scary amount of intelligence and then, without any further ado, drops back down into the depths. I guess you could say I won the contest, because I couldn't take my eyes off of him until he was so deep, I couldn't see him anymore. That's pretty much about how it went. The next person that i run into is one of the junior officers, a Lt. JG if I remember right, walking across the main deck toward the aft superstructure. I said "I just saw a whale, sir." and he just says, "So what?". That's a ninety day wonder for you.