susan smitten (chu_hi) wrote,
susan smitten

Chasing Dolphins in Mauritius

Yesterday was Day Two of my leave. I don't have any pictures of it to show you. I went to the beach for four hours with girl friends, and confirmed that I really love the ocean, and I really love my girl friends. We frolicked in the open ocean and chatted in the shade, laughed at fish leaping out of the water, nobody complained about the heat, and we were out of time before we knew it. Later I watched World War Z in 3D with a guy I met on reddit.

Speaking of the ocean, three weeks ago, I was in Mauritius. I went on an excursion to swim with dolphins. There were twelve of us, and we got in a motor boat and sped away from shore to find traveling schools of dolphins. When we found them, we'd try to get ahead of them, then we'd snorkel after them, two at a time plus a guide, to try to get in the middle of them.

Too bad the dolphins made themselves scarce when it was my go. Other girls would climb back into the boat chattering, "It was incredible, it was a dolphin village, there were baby dolphins and big dolphins and so many dolphins!!" When I was in the water, I chased after the guide who was chasing after a dolphin he saw... but I saw nothing. That's okay, it was still fun. I'll definitely try again next time.

Anyway, I could see them from the boat. They leap out of the water, sometimes throwing things around ~ kicking driftwood or something up like it was a soccer ball.

And it's hard to be disappointed when you get to spend 36 hours in such a beautiful place.

This was the view from my hotel room.
Tags: mauritius, ocean

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