Sunday, April 29, 2012


As mentioned previously, on the first sunny morning, Tuesday it was, we dashed over to Mission Beach at about 7:00am to take advantage of the weather.  We all waded into the ocean.  Maybe 20 feet away from us we started seeing things breaking the surface.  It wasn't constant, but it was pretty regular.  At first I thought it was a whale.  Then we saw a bunch of them, and started getting better, albeit brief, looks.

They were dolphins.  We couldn't tell how many, but it seemed like there might have been a whole pod.  It was so awesome.

Here is one.  You can barely see the fin, but it's there.  Look for the black spot a little lower than the horizon, about a third of the way from the left side of the image.
2012-04-24 - Casio 003

Here's a close crop of two of them.  It's blurry and crummy, but that's because I only had the little Casio point and shoot.  If I had the D90 I could have zoomed a little closer, and maybe seen a little clearer, but they broke the surface so quick that it probably wouldn't have mattered much.
2012-04-24 - Casio 016-001

I know the pictures don't do the moment justice, but for us it was outstandingly amazing to witness.  They were so close we could almost talk to them.  It was magic, really.  What a great moment.

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