Whale Of A Time Not For The Breakaway

What are the chances?

What are the chances of being struck by lightning?

What are the chances of winning the lottery jackpot?

What are the chances a cruise ship will hit a whale?

Think about it. Think about how big the ocean is. Right now, searchers are describing what it's like to find an enormous jet airplane in the ocean…they're not trying to find a needle in a haystack, they're trying to find haystacks. A whale, it should be noted, isn't nearly as large as a jet aircraft.

Yet here comes the Norwegian Breakaway, sailing into the harbor in New York last Sunday and it collides with a 45-foot-long, 45-year-old sei whale. The whale was found floating, and deceased, on Monday.

Investigators didn't need CSI to determine that COD (cause of death) was blunt-force trauma, despite the fact the whale bore no propellor marks.

But really…

What ARE the chances?

Today at Phil Reimer's portsandbows.com: Why Prague was a shoo-in for 'More To Explore'

Norwegian Sun
7 nights
September 22, 2014
Vancouver (return): JuneauSkagwayGlacier BayKetchikan
Inside: $599
Cost per day: $85
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