Saturday, September 16, 2023

Tweet of the Day

I took the kids to the Outer Banks in 2005. We'd been there before, so I asked the girls what they wanted to do while we were there. Gothgrrl said she wanted to ride on a boat. I found a dolphin tour that was feasible, and we saw stuff like this. 

Then the boat's motor broke down, and we had to find haven in Pimlico Sound far from home port, at a commercial seafood dock hidden away from tourists, and it was fascinating. The girls mainly recall the tiny convenience shop there that had ice cream for the fishermen. But it was really hot, and we had to wait three hours for a replacement boat. Still, that kind of thing makes memories. (Thanks, WTM!)


Anonymous said...

Great story, MissC.

xoxoxoBruce said...

That type of experience is unique enough that telling about it the chances of someone having done the same are between zero and none. But it might prompt the listener to relate a unique experience they had.

I wonder why they swim that way? flying through the air would have less resistance but making the leap must take more energy than just swimming the same distance. I know they’ll take advantage of boat bow waves but this was just open water.

Bicycle Bill said...

Dolphins are mammals and must breathe air.  The broaching allows them to do that.  And just as each goose in a 'V' is taking advantage of the disturbed air created by the bird in front of it, who's to say that they aren't doing something similar, using the disturbed water created by the critter in front of it?  
As to why they do it en masse in such large groups, well — ain't nature fascinating?


WilliamRocket said...

Shortly after this the dolphins were not to be seen ever again.
The sea turned calmed and was still.
Floating on its surface was a scrap of paper.
On it was written 'Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish'.