Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dolphin escort

I had a dolphin escort for at least half a mile on my Ft. Pickens patrol this morning. It was so close -- less than 15 feet from me -- and traveling at my speed; I feared perhaps it was sick. A couple of sudden maneuvers to grab a snack convinced me otherwise and from that point on I simply enjoyed the company until we neared some fisherman just past the old Ranger Station and it bid me adieu.

What a beautiful way to start my day.


Lori R. said...

That is just so awesome. Being on the Mississippi, we don't have such wonders!

Angela said...

when i still lived in gulf breeze, i'd take the jetski out in the mornings and hang a left there out of hoffman bayou. there's a private beach over there where there were so many dolphins. i'd shut off the engine and stick my feet in the water... they loved to play. it was so peaceful! thanks for reminding me of that memory. :)

BaysideLife said...

I had been lamenting that we hadn't seen any dolphins in the bay this year. But then, this past week, we've enjoyed watching lots of them swim by our dock. I never tire of the sight. Each time I see them, I feel like a kid, I get so excited. Glad you had such nice company on your patrol.