First Love: the Boy and the Blue Whale

How my dream finally came true on a snaking highway to Monterey

diverse, if slightly desultory-looking crowd gathers at the back of Randy’s Fishing Trips awaiting the imminent arrival of a date with destiny. A Hindu woman, eyes battened down by too much kohl, an Englishman, a Scot and a handful of Americans avoid each other’s gaze, all eyes are on a…