IF ONLY I HAD WINGS…OR A PLANE TICKET…I WOULD SPEND THE DAY WATCHING THE WAVES ROLL IN.
I confess…we were lucky enough to get away to the land of the sun for two weeks! As you already know, hubby was sick and eventually I got sick and I’m still sick….BUT….I did have about nine days of feeling good enough to go out and capture some images.
I found waves and pretty birds and then something that grabbed me by the throat and wouldn’t let go…I found an eagle’s nest, complete with two eaglets and their parents…wouldn’t you know it…the day after I left, one of the eaglet left the nest!
I’ll be showing you some of my favorites…I will also tell you about how exhausting it was to STRUGGLE with a camera and somehow come out with a few good shots..I threatened to throw it into the “jungle” I don’t know how many times…I think I caught the cough from hell because I got so exhausted over the hours that I spent with the eagles. It was worth every cough I’ve had since then…they are just amazing, amazing birds.
So I’m starting off with one of my favorite wave images…
This post is about two things…dolphin watching and obsession.
Well it’s about more than two things, but it started out being about two things.
If you want to be sure that you won’t see ANY dolphins when you go to the beach…just invite me along.
Maybe I should clarify that statement…if you want to make sure that you get to the beach immediately AFTER the dolphins have put on an AMAZING show out in the gulf…just invite me along.
EVERY TIME I went down to the jetty to look for dolphins, there would be MAYBE one slowly cruising around looking for fish. I would see portions of the dolphin and I love that…but it drives me crazy when I go down to the jetty and without fail someone notices me taking pictures of the dolphin and they make the statement that nearly sends me over the edge.
“OH YOU JUST MISSED IT!!! Just a few minutes ago ONE HUNDRED DOLPHINS were surfing the waves and jumping and flipping and playing and making pancakes and driving motorcycles…they did it OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! IT WAS JUST AWESOME, I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT IN MY LIFE!!! EVER!!!”
Ok I might be exaggerating about the number of dolphins…but the rest of it…(except for the part about the making pancakes and riding motorcycles) is absolutely true…ABSOLUTELY!!!
I get so focused on watching for the performing dolphins, that I walk right past people who live RIGHT NEXT TO ME and don’t even see them…(you know who you are Ken).
So I became so exhausted from watching for dolphins and hunting for shark teeth, ( I found 1,021), that I got on a plane and flew home. Even that became obsessive…I am NOT lying…the flight attendant got on the speaker and asked us to watch for a frog that had “gotten loose” on the plane…so there I was…on the hunt again. I may need medication.
This is a very special type of human…..The type that goes out on a very narrow Jetty when the water is having an absolute fit and all it would take is one rogue wave to wash you off and into the churning water.
We call them “idiots”.