Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dolphins and South Swell

Spinner dolphins came by for a brief visit this morning. Four of them were extremely active and continually swam circles around me. As I swam faster, two of them began crossing back and forth in front of me, one even brushed me with its tail. The main pod was in sleep mode and kept their distance.

A south swell is building, surfers were arriving as I left. A series of four large swells hit while I was on the edge. I kept low, hugging the rocks, and the waves broke over me. The water tried to pull me across the jagged lava rocks and out to sea, but I managed to hang on. I felt some panic while it was happening and as I watched each subsequent wave arrive, but escaped whole with only a few small scrapes. A bit scary, but really no big deal.

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