The past several weeks have been perfect for enjoying dolphin displays just offshore, in the breakers and beyond. These playful marine mammals are numerous in Ocracoke's waters this time of year. On virtually any given day you need only walk onto the beach and cast your eyes out toward the water. In a matter of minutes you'll notice dorsal fins gliding by. It is not unusual to see these creatures (especially the younger, light gray ones) jumping, twisting, and turning. Sometimes two or more will dart up out of the water and dive back, their tails slapping the surface, sending spray into the air. One of the most enjoyable sights is watching their sleek bodies ride the waves, just under the surface. It is almost impossible not to anthropomorphize these delightful animals. They must be having so much fun, we think. And they probably are. Why else would they be riding the waves?
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm.