Lucky for California that we’re not a land-locked state. We also get to claim 800 plus miles of the Pacific Ocean-surf & turf! For me, nothing illustrates the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean as much as the vision of a blue whale breaching the surface. The sheer miracle of a beast that weighs the equivalent of 10 school buses defying gravity with a playful wave of its flukes lightens my heart. While I have had the pleasure to be on the ocean to catch mere glimpses of these creatures in the distance, I look forward to the day I experience the spectacle up close and personal.