Sunday, August 18, 2013
RAINY DAY VISITORS
"Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much...the wheel, New York, wars and so on.. while all the dolphins had ever done was much about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than...for precisely the same reason."
It's been raining for days. Yesterday, a neighbor called and told me six pods of dolphins were making their way down to my end of the bay. So I donned my rain slicker, grabbed my golf umbrella and slung my camera around my neck and made my way down to the dock to wait for these rainy day visitors. It wasn't long before I saw the familiar dark triangles of fins slicing through the water. Unfortunately, they stayed a little farther offshore than my camera was capable of capturing clearly. But here are a few shots. They were following schools of fish and occasionally put on quite a show of rising and splashing in the water. Finally, the rain began to come down too hard and I had to abandon the dock. Still it was worth getting a little soggy to watch these graceful beings frolicking and splashing around. It was their summer picnic!