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Old 09-09-2012   #1
 
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Paddling with the dolphins

This is awesome! On my bucket list now. I've been wanting to try a surf ski anyway, but with dolphin pacers doing spiral jumps!?!

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Way cool! I love it when dolphins cruise with boats / ships, hugging the bow and riding wakes playfully.They seem to like interacting with humans.I was walking on a narrow spit of land between the lagoon and sea in Placencia,BZ.,when I heard a splash behind me.This dolphin surfaced and did a tailstand chattering at me all the while, with a big happy grin on his face,about 10 feet from me.Really cool, but initially startled the hell.out of me.
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Really cool. You can't see it from the footy but I'm sure it felt like the paddler could reach out and touch them as close as they must've been.

Once upon a time I spent a summer on the Northern FL Gulf Coast. My brother had an old Dancer and I'd take it out and paddle in the Gulf after work in the evenings. If I saw a pod of dolphins swimming down the shore I'd grab my diving mask, then go out and paddle with the pod for the next half mile or so as they cruised down the shore about 200 yds off the beach. Every so often I'd roll with the mask on and watch. Hanging upside down watching them casually swim past, sheer grace in the water, a mother with her pup, the old grizzled ones with their scars and notches out of their fins.

Thanks for posting and bringing back those memories!

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This would be sicker than two chicks at once!
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Old 09-11-2012   #5
 
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Maybe a close second.
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Pretty hairy seal encounter, reminds me of the guy in Costa Rica who stands in knee deep water, on Rio Tarcoles, and waves a chicken scented rag for wild crocodiles.The crocodiles up to 16.ft. long, take the rag but not him, way sketchy..


Odd associating pinnipeds with menage-a -trios, I thought you were into ovines Mike,just kissing.
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About ten years ago I heard a pod of Orcas a couple hundred feet off the rocks in front of my house, they were there for quite a while so I figured I'd paddle out there. It was dark, so the first thing I did was turn on all the outside lights so I could find my way home (I was the only person living down here), then I took my creek boat out and paddled out. I could hear them through the boat, and after abour 10 minutes they started coming closer.Pretty soon they were swimming past me, Some of the dorsal fins were taller than I was in the boat (scary when youd hear them breaking the water behind you then swimming your way). After about a half hour I paddled in after thinking my boat is about the same size as a seal and orcas eat seals (not this pod though, they eat salmon).
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Here's something cool.

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