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DANCING DOLPHINS

September 22nd, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Yesterday we were enroute from the island of Pag—a rather desolate place with not much to recommend other than a cheese for which it is famous to the nearby island of Olib when we encountered a pod of dolphins that swam along side and under Destiny’s bow for 15-20 minutes entrancing us with their antics.

Dolphin Dance

Dolphins Play in Destiny's Bow Wake

We first saw them breaching in the water some distance ahead as we were sailing at about 4 kts. enjoying a relatively calm day with flat seas.  As we approached they seemed drawn by the movement of the boat and kept just ahead of the bow under the surface of the water.  Then they would dart off in all directions like fireworks exploding, only to return moments later and be ghosting along side. 

Race You!

Race You!

Carol was on the bow pulpit with the camera pointed down into the crystal clear water as the dolphins swam beneath the boat. 

Dolphin Duo

Dolphin Duo

Every so often they came out of the water in a synchronized acrobatic maneuver.

Sychronized Swimming

Sychronized Swimming

These dozen or more dolphins left smiles on our faces that will reappear every time we recall those magical few moments watching them play.

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