Monday greeted us with a bit of wind, but that didn’t stop us from heading in search of dolphins. We had to stay close to shore and partway through the afternoon, we took a break and the passengers were able to snorkel “The Bimini Road” (aka “Atlantis”). Afterwards, we were able to make one more loop to look for dolphins – and they found us! We got a great show of bowriding and saw Tina (#14) and Tilly (#87), among others, including a very young calf.
Tuesday morning I spent about 90 minutes talking with this week’s passengers. Although most of the guests speak mainly French, the bilingual participants helped in translation (thank you!). There were lots of great questions and enthusiasm! In the afternoon we headed out again in search of dolphins. The winds were again too strong for a swim, but the dolphins were conveniently close to the island, so we got a great sighting. There were at least 27 individuals in the group and they were busy surfing the swells. Over the course of the day, we saw Romeo (#10), White Blotch (#29), Lil’ Jess (#35), Lone Star (#56), Trudy (#57), Tim (#69), Nemo (#76), un-named #91, #92 (Niecey’s calf) and, I think, #94 (White Blotch’s soon-to-be six year old calf). The final dolphin trip of the week is tomorrow!