My View from the Deck: Part Five

IMG_4796One moment there I am, clutching my coffee mug and staring at the ocean.

IMG_4802And the next moment, a dolphin cuts the surface of the water with its fin as it swims parallel to shore in its arc-like pattern, hinting at what is teeming just below.

IMG_4823IMG_4820IMG_4840Within a minute, they’re everywhere, sometimes circling back, moving deeper into the sea and then around toward shore again before resuming their coastal path.

IMG_4818IMG_4827It’s a commonplace scene, during the winter months especially, and our recent weekend at the old house was no exception. The dolphins were fully mobilized, showing themselves several times throughout the weekend.

Someday, I’ll catch them on camera when they’re in the mood to play, when they flip and spin midair before falling beneath the water’s surface, only to pop up for more again and again. I’ve only seen it a handful of times over the years, and each time I’ve sat, speechless and glued to my seat, my camera the farthest thing from my mind.

Trust me: If I do catch it on camera someday, half of you won’t believe what you are seeing really happens in the wild like that.

And the other half of you will become my neighbors.


What’s up next? I do believe another installment of missing the obvious might be in order.

I’ve certainly got the material.

One Reply to “My View from the Deck: Part Five”

  1. Wow! What an experience!! I came across your blog via “completely coastal” on Facebook… I love the beach and I will love your blog i am sure 🙂

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