Happy Birthday!

No dolphins, but plenty of fish! flying fish dinner Kathleen and John caught the afternoon ferry today – it seemed like the whole town came out to bid them farewell. Kathleen is well loved here on Mikura.
So there were no dolphin trips today – it is the weekend and the boats are quite full. Today is my birthday, so I am going to celebrate Japanese style. There will be cake, but also a variety of fish – raw fish, smoked fish, some sort of strange fermented fish. If you like fish, this is the place to be. One of the Japanese researchers from here on Mikura informed us that there are a total of 7 new calves this year! And she saw one today that was probably born only a few hours before. That means that I share a birthday with one of the new calves! As far as birthday presents go, that is a pretty good one!