We say so, but a short, unsuccessful one.
“I’m not sure about this way of life I’ve bought into. Mother Nature is the keeper…and there’s not a thing I can do about it.”
– An Embarrassment of Mangoes
So, that pretty well sums up the day. The winds were strong (15 mph, if not higher) coming out of the east, which can mean deception. When the wind comes from the east, the island shelters you while on the boat west of the island. But the dolphins are usually north of the island, so, as soon as you leave the shelter of Bimini, waves pick up. Today they picked up, well over our bow, before we even cleared the island. Thus, our disappointed group was informed that the boat would be turning back….Even if we had toughed it out, the seas were too rough to safely get in the water- if we were to even find the dolphins among the significant white caps.
In an effort to offer our passengers something dolphin oriented, we provided one of our casual presentations. It was a great success, chatting with folks from different backgrounds, with different opinions on dolphins. Thanks to them for their understanding about the weather, and enthusiasm for our work.
Another trip tomorrow, but the weather may not be calm enough by then. We’ll just have to wait and see!
Kel and Darcie