We took a short drive out to Sea Bright early Saturday morning to look at about a dozen bottlenose dolphins who took a wrong turn. Instead of going out to sea, they wound up swimming in circles in the Navesink River. Nobody knows if they’ll make it back out to sea or not. So sad. The Daughters were thrilled, though. It might not be such a big deal if you live in Miami, but if you live along the Jersey shore you don’t get to see a school of dolphins all that often. They’re big beautiful fish.
The really angry part was watching the local moron boating and jet ski community run roughshod over the area and hassle the dolphins trying to get a closer look. People never fail to disappoint me with their stupidity and selfishness.
When I first moved to California I would up living at Venice beach. One morning I walked out to the end of the (no longer existing) Venice pier and saw literally thousands of dolphins in the bay. I commented to a woman standing nearby, “Wow, it must be something to see this every day.” She laughed and said it was rare to see dolphins in the bay, due to the pollution and “pleasure craft.” I don’t know why they were having their dolphin conference there on that particular day, but I’m glad I was there to see it. That was 25 years ago, and I’ve never seen anything quite like it since.You were smart to go have a look at them, they are indeed marvelous mammals (not fish, sorry). 😉