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Surfing with Dolphins

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

We’re spending a long weekend in Corpus Christi, concentrating on kayaking activities, but doing other touristy things as well. This morning was our introduction to kayak surfing, in an area known for relatively low surf because we’re big wimps. As I’m paddling out to hit some nice swells after a half hour or so, Kat yells, “FIN!” I turned to see a nice fin surfacing about 20 yards away. Fortunately, we recognized the fin as a dolphin relatively quickly (the constant diving and surfacing was another indicator), and then we watched and hoped there were other pod members nearby to entertain us, but to no avail.

This afternoon we watched some other dolphins at the aquarium, but even though we were quite amused by the near-constant pooing those critters were doing, they were not anywhere as memorable as the close encounter in the ocean off Padre Island.

Tomorrow is a paddling trail excursion at Port Aransas; wish us luck – there is a common recomendation to take a waterproof GPS with you. :-)


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Aug. 15th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)

Seriously, I'd have peed myself. (click on the picture for bigger)
Aug. 16th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: FIN!
I've been on a couple whale-watching excursions, and never seen something like THAT.
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