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Friday 23rd May - Day 110

Chasing Dolphins

Today is 'swimming with dolphins day.' That is, I go on an excursion for this puprose. A boat takes us on a 40 minute cruise to a spot where dolphins are swimming. We jump out of boat, wearing a wet suit, snorkel and fins and hope that they don't just swim away. We're also told to make noises and swim around and around to attract the dolphin's attention.

In hindsight the making noises and swimming around made no difference, the doplhins swam around us - sometimes swimmining straight at us - and changed direction at the last second. They were within touching distance, but knew how to be just out of reach. It was an awesome experience. They are masters in the water and we splashed around hoping for their attention.

Posted by rajchopra 02:45

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I reckon, some 'Head Dolphin' said, "Come on lads, if we go over to that boat they'll be some expert swimmers you youngsters can learn from - they sometimes even make stupid noises". They arrived, hung back a bit....and watched a 10 out of 10 performance. Can you whistle? This could have been handy - I've heard that sometimes whistling attracts the sharks. Now that would have been a bit more of a photo-shoot!

Take care old man.


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