The morning started out pretty typical, we woke up just before sunrise, and sat on the deck sipping coffee & coconut rum. D's whipped up some tasty bacon and eggs again, and we had some delicious raisin bread toast from Island Farms. After breakfast we packed up the cooler and tried to decided on a destination for the day. We were still recovering a little from the day before so we thought we should stay closer to home and show D & S Twin Cove. We loaded up the kayak and headed on our way. We arrived at the beach pretty early, but there was one other car already there. We saw they were just taking a morning beach walk on the other end of the beach so we decided we would not be disturbing them if we stayed. We hauled all our gear down to the beach and started getting ready to take the Kayak out and go for an early snorkel. J had seen a huge grouper when we were there a few days before, just after he shot his not quite as huge grouper, so he was on a mission. Just as the boys were about to get into the water the couple we had seen walking approached us to warn us about a 6' shark they saw off the point. We talked about it's shape and movements for a little bit and then finally settled on it being a nurse shark.
At some point during the conversation we looked out and saw two dolphins frolicking in the cove. I instantly went for my gear and insisted I was going to swim with the dolphins, the shark long since forgotten. J had that grouper on his mind and couldn't fathom that the dolphins would stick around so he refused to come with me. After a just few minutes of pulling out the whiny wife card he realized they were still there so maybe we would be able to swim with them after all. The four of us grabbed our gear and headed toward them. J was the first in the water and the dolphin swam right up to him. We were all amazed that they were so friendly and quickly followed suit.
We swam out toward the center of the cove and the dolphins spent about 2 hours frolicking around us, taking turns swimming up to us and showing their belly's or weaving around us, and even over and under us. We just treaded water, letting them play all around us until we were so exhausted we had to finally come in. It is indescribable what an amazing experience this was and how at peace we felt with the world that day.
I did my best to make a little video. This was my first attempt at editing any of our GoPro footage so please forgive any flaws you may notice.