I just realized while catching up on reading blogs, that I never came back and posted the dolphin pictures. I guess with all of my new computer fun and a visit from Aric, it completely left my mind to blog. The completely leaving my mind seems to be happening more and more lately but that's a story for another day. Back to the dolphins. When we got to the pier, I could hear there was some hype over something in the water. You can never tell just what that might mean with the ocean. So it was a happy surprise to see that it was dolphins that were visiting.
This is one of those times that I'm so glad I am the weirdo that brings her big camera to the beach with her. While everyone else was using their phones to get pictures, I got some decent shots with a real camera.
It was interesting to watch dolphins here vs somewhere like Sea World. They were just doing their thing being dolphins instead of doing tricks to get treats. Pretty cool. The only downside is they didn't surface much so we couldn't see them that well. Again, they were just being dolphins and weren't worried about us in the least so that is understandable. Then someone went to wash their fish at the fish cleaning station and the water trickled down below.
The dolphins seemed to love this and they fought to get underneath the water from that point on. This is where the real life dolphin show became a blast for us humans that happened to be there.
It turned this into one of my best beach days ever.
We stood there for a very long time. I snapped hundreds of pictures. I murmured things like this is so cool, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, this is awesome! over and over. I told Nathan later that it was right up there with whale watching because we were so close to them. He smiled at me in that way he does sometimes like he is amused at my simple mindedness.
That's ok. He didn't read Island of the Blue Dolphins 433 times as a child like I did. And he laughed non-stop at a movie recently that I am pretty sure was made for ten year old boys. So we're even!
It was way awesome. Just ask the dolphins!