Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wild Dolphins

We stayed a few days at Tin Can Bay, and we were lucky enough to feed the wild dolphins early one morning.

His name is Mystic, he was so patient and gentle with the children.

It really is true you know; get up close and personal, fall in love, and forever, you will endeavour to protect these beautiful mammals.

Back in the 1950's a fisherman injured a dophin with his trawling gear.

Knowing that the dolphin would not be able to catch her own food, the fisherman fed her and then the other fishermen in the bay fed her too, till she recovered.

Then one day she brought her calf in to say hello.

And since then, most days, a descendant from the injured dolphin, comes in to say hello.

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Cadi said...

Great pictures. What a wonderful experience for children.

Nicole Benjamin said...

beautiful photos, what an incredible experience!

Debbie said...

Hi Kerrie, signing in. Fantastic blog (knew it would be!) You've done my head in with Alice's fabulous cake - you super-mum you!