My blogging frequency has been varied, sort of like the chances of spotting bottle-nose dolphins while sailing on Biscayne Bay. Sometimes we sail for days and never see these beautiful creatures. Other times they are everywhere.
These mammals are warm-blooded, have lungs that breathe air, give birth to their young and nurse them. They have large brains, live in complex societies, help one another, and learn from experience. I haven't met anyone who is not thrilled seeing dolphins in the wild. They are considered to be a good omen, a blessing, as far back as ancient times.
The other day, while on a sailing charter with a business man from Brazil who travels through Miami often, we were amazed at a large pod swimming right off the bow of Dream Catcher. They played with my bow wake for a few moments and to our amazement, two dolphins, in total synchronization, took a 4 foot leap out of the water. Sea-World couldn't have done better. We couldn't ask for a better good luck omen.
Hopefully the dolphins and I will return to beautiful Biscayne Bay and this blog on regularly scheduled sailings.
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Until then, fair winds and be of good heel.