I hadn't been noticing many dolphins lately, and I'd wondered why.
On Monday afternoon Bill and I went for a walk on the beach.The dolphins were back...in great numbers. There was hardly a moment when we didn't see one or more dorsal fins breaking the surface. At times there were dozens. Some were quite a distance off shore. Others were close in. Several small pods were swimming no more than 20 - 25 feet from the tide line. If it had been summer we might have jumped in for a close encounter.
Of course, it's always a treat when a playful dolphin leaps completely out of the water. We were not disappointed. It was as if they were putting on a show just for us.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of windmills on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012113.htm.