While driving down PCH to run in the Santa Monica Mountains this morning, my peripheral vision caught some movement in the water as three California grey whales skimmed the surface and made little "leaps" above the water. (Okay, I confess: they didn't actually soar out of the water like the whale in the above photo, but I COULD make out the greyish-white spots on their skin.) It was a pretty cool sight for this near life-long Vermonter. What a treat. :) While running up and down the Ray Miller Trail I intermittently scanned the water for these magestic beasts to no avail. It was a good run anyway.