The “Weather’s Better in the Bahamas”, you know, and that’s why I’m doing this series of posts devoted to a place that is decidedly UNwinterlike. Click here to read yesterday’s post, which includes information about the circumstances that took the older boy and me to this gorgeous slice of heaven on earth.
We saw some beautiful sights, of course, including this sparkly blue water:
And these dolphins. One day we were just sailing along and someone noticed this group of six or seven dolphins keeping pace with our boat. The thrill of seeing them in their own environment (as opposed to a show at Sea World) was incredible. My apologies for the sound quality (it was windy and we were moving along at a good clip!); just turn the sound down if it is overly annoying.
If you do watch it with the sound up, you’ll hear one of the boys say “Too bad we don’t have the dolphin striker!” We had just finished our lesson on the parts of a boat, hence his comment.
On one hand I wish I had kept the camera rolling for a little longer so I would have a longer video of this unique experience, but on the other hand I distinctly remember the moment right before I shut it off, when I thought to myself, “Get out from behind the camera NOW. Enjoy it with your own eyes!”
I’m glad I listened to myself. I should do that more often.
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That is so cool!
Thanks for taking me on this virtual vacation, I really needed this.
Now, if you could sent a cabana boy over…
If I listened to myself, I would be on my treadmill right now instead of reading your blog. I'm glad I don't pay attention to my own brain.
These pictures made my day! Especially with to looming blizzard coming our way!
I'll be coming back to this post throughout the day!
I have ALWAYS wanted to see dolphins in their real habitat. I am on boats a lot in the summer and have taken several cruises and always pray that I'll see them…and don't. It's very cool that you got that video and even better that you stopped the camera and enjoyed it.:)
Rebecca@Diary of a Virgin Novelist
So glad you stepped away from the camera. It can be hard – after all the pics and vids are so fun to have. But living in the moment is the THING. I'm glad you were able to do it.
The view is a hell of a lot nicer that it is out my window, right now. What with the snow and all.
I am longing for some of that water. I neeeeeeeeeeed it.
Spring can't come SOON enough!
Oooo that's pretty. I'm rather jealous. Especially with that white stuff that keeps floating from the sky.
Those are gorgeous photos. What kind of a camera did you use to take them? 🙂
I know what you mean about getting out from behind the camera. Yesterday, at the swimming sectionals meet, I was torn between just watching and enjoying a race and videotaping it. Just watching is better.
I think you're photos are wonderful, but I'm glad you got from behind the camera. There is no substitute for "seeing it with your own eyes." The dolphins are a site to behold I wouldn't have wanted to miss.