Dolphins on the Way to French Cay

A lone dolphin swims alongside and infront of our boat on the way to French Cay today.

A lone dolphin swims alongside and infront of our boat on the way to French Cay today.

I walked up our hill this morning overlooking the marina at Harbour Club Villas and was greeted with an ocean like a mirror. I took a few photos and shot off an email with photo to friends………It’s a French Cay day! Look at the calm ocean. Let’s aim for 10 am.

It was an amazing sight and the colours of the ocean were unbelievable.

It was an amazing sight and the colours of the ocean were unbelievable.

We weren’t too far out when we sighted a lone dolphin and we played with him for a while as he played in the wake of the boat and skimmed along with his head right between the pontoons of the boat.
He was just surfacing and about to blow the water out of his blowhole.

He was just surfacing and about to blow the water out of his blowhole.

Dolphins breathe through a blowhole located at the top of the head. Water in a dolphin’s blowhole will drown the dolphin so it uses powerful muscles to close the blowhole so that it can dive under the water again.
This is one of my favourite photos taken today and you can see ever so clearly the dolphin that swam along with the boat.

This is one of my favourite photos taken today and you can see ever so clearly the dolphin that swam along with the boat.

 

A great smile and close up of the dolphin.

A great smile and close up of the dolphin.

We also saw a mother dolphin and her baby but she wanted nothing to do with us. She was protecting the little one and so we left her alone. 
I only managed to get the shapes of the mother dolphin and her little one as the water was rippling and distorting the dolphins.

I only managed to get the shapes of the mother dolphin and her little one as the water was rippling and distorting the dolphins.

More photos to come of our French Cay trip today but it will have to wait until the next post.
Marta
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