We thought Triomphe would disappear during yesterday’s Blizzard of ’15. With a storm surge and northeast winds gusting into hurricane force, even a dead humpback whale should have been pulled off the island.
He washed up on Christmas Day (see blog post of January 5th) just east of the old Coast Guard Station, and the next storm washed him around the point, dropping him in front of the stone wall, right under Frank and Kim’s front porch.
He did move about 75 yards farther out, no longer up against the wall of the Station, and at least he’s well below the high tide line—so another storm may take him out to feed the lobsters. Unless it’s a southeaster, in which case he may end up in the rosebushes.
Jeri and I hiked down to the Station with Skip and Sally around mid-day; it had just quit snowing and the sun was starting to come out. Barb joined us along the way (see article in The Working Waterfront about Triomphe, written by Barb).
This is what we saw: