This past November, when family from Colorado was visiting, we went on a whale-watching cruise and saw lots of DOLPHINS!
My niece, her husband, their 3 little girls and I had first spent the morning at "The Aquarium of the Pacific" in Long Beach. On a whim, we decided to take the 3-hour tour that went out at 3:00PM. It was a gorgeous day, but with a bit of wind beginning to pick up.
As we motored out into the open sea, it was exciting to view all the sights in the marina. We passed by the retired cruise ship The Queen Mary, a small light house, oil refineries, and SeaPort Village.
The kids had never been on a boat and were having a grand time. So was I! This was heaven for me. As we got out to open water, someone yelled out Dolphin! Sure enough, there was a large pod of them swimming in the wake of the boat!
After about an hour and half into the cruise, it became quite windy and chilly, which made for some very choppy waves. People were getting sea sick; my niece included. Sammi and I were fine and having fun, but getting tired. We went into the cabin to rest and that's when we missed seeing the juvenile gray whales, but by then was too tired and did not care!Besides, I was thrilled with seeing all the dolphins so it didn't matter.
I have a fantasy to swim with dolphins. Perhaps someday I shall be able to do so!
Have you ever had the opportunity to swim with these lovely creatures?