Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins!

I was on watch.  Mom was asleep down below and Dad was at the navigation station.  I heard a splash.  At first I thought it was a wave but then I heard a lot more.  I looked and there were dolphins everywhere.  “Dolphins!  Common Dolphins!” I yelled to Dad.  I asked if I could go up to the bow.  He said, “Sure as long as you clip in”.  I went up to the bow and watched the dolphins surf both port and starboard.  There were hundreds of them around.  I saw a white one jump completely out of the water.  The dolphins weaved back and forth with each other.  The dolphins looked as if they were weaving, with their noses as needles. They also looked like jet airplanes leaving a condensation path of bubbles. I sat on the bow and watched them for a while until they moved on.  I don’t think I will ever get tired of watching dolphins.  They are some of the smartest creatures on earth.  I’m looking forward to seeing more of them over the next two years.

Sorry I didn’t get a photo.  I will next time..

5 Responses to Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins!

  1. Melis

    Thanks for the post Dante. What an amazing experience. How are watches for you? How are the math contracts?

    • Darold Massaro

      Watches aren’t bad. Sometimes they get boring, but it’s not like I’m going to die of boredom.
      The math contracts are radical!!!! I think they are fun to do and a good way to learn math. Thanks so much for making my math fun.

  2. Charlie Rice

    Dante, Thanks for the post. What an education you’re having at sea. Our first grade class is following you around the world. Enjoy! Charlie

  3. Tracy

    That sounds incredible! I hope you took some pics w/ your new camera!

  4. Gwen

    That’s so cool! It must have been amazing to see so many of them swimming next to your boat.

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