Last week hubby and I took Jake to the beach and for some hiking along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean – my favorite beach and my favorite hiking area.
We were busy gathering carnelians on the beach when somebody pointed and someone else blew a whistle. We looked in the water and spotted a dark fin close to shore. All the surfers started in but then turned back around while all the surfers on shore ran for their boards and rushed into the water.
There be dolphins!
A pod of dolphins was surfing with the surfers. It was such an amazing sight. One of the dolphins played in the surf a mere fifteen feet from shore.
We watched for a long time, then we hiked up to the overlook and watched the dolphins and surfers from above. When the dolphins left the surfers and started swimming north, we followed them on the cliff trail above for a couple miles. When they turned back, we followed them back. When we reached the beach the dolphins were again surfing with the surfers.
Oh, so much fun!
Another dolphin encounter happened off Santa Cruz, CA – The Blue from Mark Peters: