April 28, 2012
"It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese."
~ Dr Carl Sagan
Well obviously I didn't take this photo, but thought I'd share it with the Daily Community because it's representative of how much fun Bill and I had when we went "Swimming with the Dolphins" in the Bahamas.
Meet Soca, one of the youngest Dolphins in the Blue Lagoon. She's giving me a kiss on the cheek.
We had such a blast with Soca and her partner. We danced with them, they kissed us and we got to hug them. Then we literally did go swimming with them. For those who may not have ever experienced that - here's what happens: You float on your belly in the water, legs straight, toes pointed down, arms outstretched, and then the trainer gives the signal and two of the Dolphins swim up to you from behind, they put their noses on your feet and literally push you up and through the water. Talk about a thrill!!!!!!!!!!!
Funny thing about Soca - I think she liked me, because as we started to swim back to the dock to get out of the water, she came up to me and put her nose on my life jacket and pushed me away from the dock. I think she was playing with me, and was trying to keep me from getting out of the water. It was lke she was trying to "herd" me back to the playground. She was very friendly, and I wasn't afraid. She made several noises, and kissed me a few more times, then she stood up on her tail for me when her trainer told her to let me get out of the water.
This is is once in a lifetime experience, and it was WAY COOL!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you for your wonderful comments on my beach/palm trees/lighthouse photo from yesterday! SmugMugger's ROCK!!!!!!
Bill and I are headed off to our first classic car show of this year (and we are READY) in Corsicana, Texas. I'm sure I'll be posting some cool, classic car shots in the near future!
Have a amazingly happy Friday today my friends!
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