Spotted: Spinner Dolphins
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October 4th, 2008 – by: issa005
There were 11 of us altogether in a trip supposedly, but the family of 3 who were supposed to join us decided to stay in Dumaguete City to have a food tour. It would have affected our budget because we rented a van that costs 3 thousand pesos to take us an hour North of the city we were staying in, but it was a good thing that I left my contact number to the Bais Tourism Office because a couple who were having a vacation from Manila, and arrived at the same time we did, contacted me to join the trip.
So anyways, we headed on a 'cruise' around Tanon Strait in Bais when we got to the Capinyahan Wharf at around 8AM.
We were cruising only for less than an hour, and already we were able to spot dolphins from a distance. We got overly excited and flashed all our cameras on hand. We were already ovewhelmed seeing dolphins left and right even if they were swimming away from us.
It had been like that for the next hour. We got really exhausted and sat for the next half hour eating chips, thinking we were no longer to spot any dolphins, and that were just cruising to head to the sand bar.
The tourguide was pointing on a straight direction, and signalled that the dolphins were already near.
They totally brought our energy back, having the dolphins almost within our reach had everyone laughing and screaming in delight. We clapped our hands altogether, as if watching a a great variety show with our favorite celebrities in it. It was really fun. We did not expect them to be that close. Seeing the dolphins in their natural habitat was really marvelous.
We were told in the beginning of the trip that we cannot feed the dolphins because if we do, they would tend to depend on being fed, rather than look for food.
So, we were the happiest people for about 15 minutes. After that, and the dolphins have already gone, we headed on to the sandbar in the middle of the sea, which appears only on low tides.
We docked the boat on the shore, had our lunch to reenergize and then went down to go swimming. The water was perfect. The sand was so fine, and we almost had the entire place to ourselves. It was almost noon, and the sun was at its height. It was really hot, and the dip on the water was a perfect remedy.
Two hours later, we heard a few not so loud roars of thunder, and having that experience we had the previous day, we would not risk staying on, especially having me around.
So we headed back to the Capinyahan Wharf and did non-stop talk about what we have so far experienced. The dolphins really made the day. It was the highlight so far for everyone else, but as for me, it was still a toss between that and my panic moment in the seas of Apo Island.
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