In the morning there were many returns among our guests. It seems they liked it last time. Today it was beautiful too! 🙂
The kids could see the dolphins perfectly in the bow wave. Both of our boats have advantages. The advantage of the Ribeira Brava is definitely the freedom of movement and the ability to take photos more easily. In addition to the beautiful experience of a traditional fishing boat made from wood, there is also a very special aspect, namely the “bow wave advantage”. The bow of Ribeira Brava is wide and inviting. A wonderful place to just be! With dolphins in front of the boat, there is really no better place in the whole wide world than to be in the bow of the Ribeira Brava, looking down and enjoying the dolphins surfing there. You just have this intense experience, as if you were one with them, as if you were swimming through the blue with them. It is an unforgettable moment. Today there were lively Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) that accompanied us. Once a small kindergarten group came to the bow wave. The little calves are doing really well. They swam briskly at Mama’s side and every now and then there were little leaps. Very nice!
There was als well a group of Short-beaked Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) to see.
If anyone wonders if that was a small declaration of love for this beautiful boat … yes, it was. 🙂
This afternoon we had a completely different, but equally unique encounter with marine mammals. We kept a group of Bottlenose dolphins company. But this time we were not dealing with our resident, coastal Bottlenose dolphins, but with the oceanic version, the offshore Bottlenose dolphin. When we get a visit from them, it’s usually very nice. They are powerful and energetic, but also so relaxed at the same time. Aren’t these qualities that one would also like to experience in oneself? Maybe some guests could take some of them home with them.
We liked everything, right?!!
By Fatima Kutzschbach
Sightings of the day
10:00 Atlantic spotted dolphins, Common dolphins
15:00 Bottlenose dolphin, Loggerhead sea turtle, Flying fish