I am all alone in this world with these majestic and friendly creatures.
There is a strong sense of calm as I bob on the water surface focused totally on these arctic angels and wishing them to come close enough to touch me.
In fact, it’s gotten so hot that products from other hot spaces are starting to pivot towards it — see: Brightkite.
I wonder what they will think of this new big black whale floating on top of the water?
I grab hold of the rope and gently lower myself in, getting very excited.
But a new entry in the space, Beluga, may just be my elusive white whale.
As first covered yesterday by blogger Louis Gray, Beluga is a service with a good pedigree.
The three people behind it, Lucy Zhang, Ben Davenport, and Jon Perlow, are all Xooglers (ex-Googlers).
What they’ve built is a simple, elegant, and fast group messaging service.
It is highly recommended NOT to let go of the rope, due to the strong currents, (and the fact that they do not want to spend the whole time ‘fetching’ floating away tourists) yet suggested to drift behind the boat and hold on, and just wait for the whales to come to you.
It took only seconds before this curious pod came and swam right under me, looking up with their twisting necks and swimming on their backs to get a better view.
They are super friendly and known to come right up to the boat and ‘check you out’.
This is what this pod has done, and what I am about to do now, go check them out.
They all look at me, then turn around and swim back and look again, and smile…they always smile!!