Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dolphin Valentines

The wind was howling again this morning when I arrived at the shore. Since it was Saturday, the dolphin people (no, they don't have gills, they are mammals) had gathered and were in the ocean fighting the gale. I had no choice, I had to join them.

Once I was away from shore all I could see was the spray blown from the wave tops, but no swimmers and definitely no dolphins. Finally, I noticed more salt spray in one certain area; yes, it was a group of snorkelers. Maybe they had seen something? I swam over and through the murk I could faintly discern dolphins below me. Hooray!

Even though the spinner dolphins were in sleep mode and not playful, they kept circling below us and repeatedly surfaced among us to breathe. The ocean surface was whipped into a frenzy by the gusts, and I was cold and kept choking on gulps of sea water. It was so much nicer down below with the dolphins, but, alas, no gills!

I had a great time hanging out with them until I finally turned as blue as my wetsuit and had to dry off and warm up. Click HERE (or Below) for Today's Video.

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