Monday, March 30, 2015

Playtime in the Pacific

Dolphins have more fun than almost anybody.  They can play in the water all day with their friends.  They can swim like lightning.  And they look sleek and smooth and beautiful.

We came upon a huge pod of these dancing, diving creatures off Dana Point in southern California early in March.  Our boat circled among them for perhaps 45 minutes.  They treated us like their best buddies.  They loved swimming inches from the sides of the boat.  We could have watched them all day.

 Oh wait!  That's not a dolphin!  What could it be?


  1. A whale? A dolphin? A rock?

  2. Of course it was a whale. But since we hadn't seen one until just before docking we all got tickets to come back, free. Gordon and Kristin used them the next weekend for her parents. They saw one bottle-nosed dolphin, a few common dolphins, and a humpback whale.