#13. Swim with dolphins. DONE.

January 09, 2013

I can't tell you all for how long I've wanted to swim with these adorable creatures. And at the end of last year, while on a vacation with family, I was finally able to.

Entering the dolphin reserve, I was apprehensive at first. Although it was on my list, it seemed like a commercial variation of what I had imagined. In my mind, I saw myself swimming in the sea, with these friendly mammals swimming next to me so I could grab hold of them and move faster. Then I thought; maybe, just maybe my overzealous imagination was clouding my judgement. Maybe I should take this opportunity and leave the scenario I'd created in my mind for another time. And I did. And it was awesome.

The trainers at the reserve make sure that the dolphins are comfortable. They swim in the sea, and not in a little pool of water. They're also fed really well. You're handed a pamphlet giving information about this species, and told at various parts of your day that it is really harmful to litter. People don't realize that even a stray candy wrapper thrown at the side of a street can eventually make its way to a water body and harm these lovely creatures. And why would anyone want that?

You can check out my list of 25 things to do before the big two five (and give suggestions on how to tackle the rest up there) by clicking the top navigation button, or clicking here

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4 comments

  1. Yay! You, missy, are my hero! Today swimming with dolphins in a reserve, tomorrow swimming with them in the open ocean trying to find the Australian curren a la Finding Nemo.

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  2. Yes, your comment gives me a lot of hope! Thank you :)

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  3. Amazing click priya is it for real.....?

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  4. Haha yes it is. I wouldn't have put it up if it wasn't.

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