Monday, January 31, 2011

Dolphins make me happy

Mark and I went to Dana Wharf with a Groupon gift from my beautiful friend, Anna Lauri. We didn't really know what to expect except that we would be on a boat looking for whales and other sea life. The last time I was in the water I went sailing and was so excited I almost peed my pants! So, we cruise out into the Pacific Ocean and all of a sudden the captain says "Well, we are in for a special treat, ladies and gentlemen...the dolphins are heading our way!" EEEKK!!! I LOVE DOLPHINS! There were hundreds and hundreds of dolphins swimming towards our tiny cruise ship, ecstatic that they were going to get to play in the wake of the boat. I had never seen anything like it. Dolphins were everywhere!

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Needless to say, I was super excited! Not only were there hundreds of adult common dolphins, there were hundreds of babies, too! It was birthing season and tiny itty bitty cutie pie dolphin babies were playing in the water with their families. It was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen.

After we saw the dolphins, we stopped by "Seal Rock" and got to see a few different types of sea life: sea lions, elephant seals, seals, and pelicans. They are able to get up onto the rock in the morning because of high tide, stay there all day until it rises again, and then go hunt at night. What a life! ;)

All in all, it was a beautiful day! Oh, and the Thai food after made it even better!