Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Day with the Dolphins

One of our day trip excursions included a journey to Isla Mujeres, an island off the coast of Mexico, to Dolphin Discovery for a day of fun. Here, we were entertained by sea life, with pelicans flying above and manatees swimming below. After feeding the manatee her vegetarian diet of lettuce, we enjoyed salty kisses from her broad whiskered face. Playing with the sea lion, we laughed when she stuck her tongue out at us. In addition to a fun hug, we received fishy kisses from the sea lion. But the thrill of the day involved playing with the dolphins.
The dorsal tow,demonstrated the great strength and speed of these marine mammals.Many opportunities to interact, touch, and play with 'Noel' and 'Fatima' were enjoyed by our clan. The foot push was exhilarating as both dolphins pushed the bottom of your feet through the water at super speed. The day ended with a relaxing ferry ride to Cancun. Beautiful blue skies, astounding blue water, and fantastic memories filled the day.

3 comments:

Linda J. said...

Making memories with the children!! I love it!

Marilyn said...

Oh I would love playing with the dolphins too, does that mean I haven't grown up yet? It looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing.

Angela McRae said...

Great photos, and I never knew a manatee was a vegetarian!