Yep, that is me in the picture.
Yep that is a whale that was just around the corner from the ferry terminal.
"Paddle really fast" is the only thing I could think of at the time..
Also thinking that I don't look like a herring, don't smell like a herring but with the same herring instinct of
"get the hell out of the way of that big mouth!!"
Still living to tell yet another story.. 
Rich K

Sitka's very own Dr. Richard Kraft during one of his routine oral examinations:


This is an actual picture from Alaska!

   He is in the whale's MOUTH...

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