Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dolphin Tour

This was the first official day of the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas.  My brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Lisa, came in today.  They will also attend the festival, going on many of the same tours we are.

The only thing we had today was the Dolphin Cruise at 4:00.  It was overcast and windy, so it was chilly out on the water.

We left the harbor and saw the

 Brown Pelicans

and the 

White Pelicans

We went out into the harbor to seek dolphins.  Our captain could not throw food to tempt them in (it's against the law), so he played Jimmy Buffet music.  He said it worked better than food. We did see quite a few in the water.  Sea World has spoiled us, none of them just came out of the water to perform. ;)
It was fun seeing them close.

Tomorrow, we begin at 7:00 a.m. with a Birding 101 class. I'm not sure how it will be since it looks like the weather will not be very good. There are predictions of 30-40 mph winds coming from the north. Brrrr!!!!

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