Monday, July 25, 2011

Dolphin Excursion on Waverunners!

Thursday morning we went on another adventure.  This time we rode waverunners out in the Choctawhatchee Bay and they took us to a cove that had dolphins!

Amy, Lee, and Hayley rode one waverunner and Drew, Shelly and I rode on the other waverunner.  I have to admit, I was kind of nervous!  I’ve only ridden one a couple times and that was a long time ago.  The guy told us we had a greater chance of flipping it with three people on it.  Great!

Drew did a great job driving us.  I don’t know if he’ll admit that he was a little nervous too.  The only times I was kind of scared was towards the beginning.  You got through the harbor in a no wake zone for a good 10-15 minutes.  Then you can open it up.  At the beginning everyone is trying to figure it all out and we got caught in a couple wakes.  I was holding on for dear life and was pretty scared a couple times.  Thanks to Drew’s driving he kept us all on!  Once everyone got comfortable and picked a spot everything was pretty smooth. 

We pulled up in a cove and you could see dolphins jumping.  We were able to drive right up next to them.  We had a waterproof disposable camera and I was taking pictures. 

It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.  They were so close!  You’d see them and they would disappear and then they would come up right next to you!  We stayed out there for 30 minutes following them around. 

After pestering them enough we headed out and into another cove and we made a little stop at a place that had a rope swing and a bunch of people played on that for awhile.  We loaded back up and headed back for the harbor.  The ride going back was MUCH rougher than going out. 

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