Monthly Archives: October 2015

Otter Pops!



This afternoon at Old Man House Beach; as usual it’s 25 strokes out into the channel to ward off the cold. Just as I am about to angle into the current: otter pop! About 8 to 10 feet ahead, I see her first, because I see her break the surface, smacking on a crustacean. I could hear the crunch. She had obviously been intent on the hunt and was unaware of my entering the water. She had been moving in my direction as I had been moving in hers. Then she sees me and it registers. (I am after all relatively big.) I say, “Hi I’m a people!” She is gone in a flash. Sweet, fluid: woman medicine. What a blessing. I had a dream last night She kissed me…She almost did!

Cathie Jo aka Shar Shk Buk
October 1st. 2015
Old Man House Beach