Monday, May 19, 2014

The Making of a Moment

Dolphin watching is just one of the many reasons to go the the Delaware beaches,
but it was a major reason why I wanted to go
We splurged for an ocean-front room just for this kind of view,
and for the most part we got it! Until Friday...
We spent the morning watching it rain as we lounged in our room.
Then we went shopping at the outlet stores
Finally we dined at The Starboard and then returned to our hotel.
And that's when the magic began!
The view cleared and we could see freighters in the distance,
headed for the Delaware River
And this happy little girl running up the beach!\
And THIS! A life bird for me...
The mood was right...the sea was right...
For bottlenose dolphins!
I wondered if these girls had any idea the dolphins had arrived
I think maybe the boy spotted them!
Does the girl in blue shorts see them?
Yes! Now they're looking!
Turns out they were a softball team here for a tournament
up the road in Rehoboth Beach
There! Dolphins!
This is what they see!
And BAM, there you go...the winning shot...
Truly a magical encounter!
And then the dolphins moved on, and we were left to ponder
the moment most special we strangers had shared.


Catalyst/Taylor said...

I love that shot of one of the dolphins with his nose up out of the water.

Pixel Peeper said...

I recently got a shot of a dolphin swimming in the Hillsborough River in Tampa. Until I pressed the shutter on my camera, I didn't even realize this had been on my bucket list.

I totally get your excitement!

NCmountainwoman said...

Love the photographs. Seems there really are no strangers on the beach.

The Bug said...

It was a REALLY cool experience!