Friday, July 21, 2006

Mandatory dolphins


Arrived in Trinidad on Thursday just in time to check into the hotel and then take a late afternoon boat cruise out to the western islands. Came across a pod of 40-50 dolphins leaping and frolicking -- it's mating season. The photo doesn't nearly do it justice. No matter how many times I see dolphins, I never get tired of watching them. Several of these got some major air -- 10-12 feet out of the water. But I just wasn't quick enough on the camera to shoot it.

That's Venezuela in the background. Just seeing it makes me want to go roam around South America.

Big morning ahead -- touring the Angostura bitters/rum factory..

Rum before noon. Life is good ...

9 comments:

Richard said...

Lucky bastard. My girlfriend's parents recently drove their boat from Tampa to the Bahamas. Talk about rum-runners!

Tasha Alexander said...

Where did I go wrong? I don't get to travel to Trinidad to do research. Sigh.

Got my bottle of rum today. THANKS! At the moment am leaning toward saving it. Bet if I wait a couple of years, I'll be able to get some big bucks for it on eBay...

Julia Buckley said...

I see a rum theme in these blog entries. Your blog makes life look might glamorous. May we just live vicariously through your Caribbean experience?

Bob said...

Believe me, Julia, it ain't glamorous. But sure, be my guest, live as vicarious as you like...

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Anonymous said...

Hello,

I'm a biologist databasing all whale and dolphin sightings in Trinidad and Tobago and I saw your dolphin photo and blog post (the details of your sighting were great).

Also, would it be possible for us to get a copy of your photo for education or research purposes? If you have any other photos of this or other sightings that would also be most welcome.

If you know anyone else who might have footage of this or any other sighting of whales or dolphins in Trinidad and Tobago please do let them know that they can contact us at cetacean.conservation.tt@gmail.com.

Thanks :)
Al√ęsha
www.ccaro.org