Oh wow. Just, wow!
I have just seen the most amazing freaking thing ever!
It was my watch — o-dark-hundred but with a full moon. I heard it before I saw it — little puffs of breath, gasps for air, and the tell-tale “swoosh” of the water breaking right beside me in the cockpit… but when I looked over the side, what I saw was… almost indescribable!
Like giant fireflies swimming through the night — or a fleet of glowing torpedoes, racing through the water towards us… like a Disney princess wand, tracing paths of pure glitter through the deep, dark ocean… they were dolphins, completely aglow with phosphorescence.
I could see the whole outline of their bodies — their round noses, smooth heads, and powerful tails throwing a glowing, sparkling, dazzling trail through the water. Right off the transom, Jon spotted a whole family of them — 4 dolphins playing in our wake, completely mesmerizing, racing after our little boat as we sailed under a full moon sky — I’ve never seen anything quite so awesome!
I tried — but failed — to take a video of this jaw-dropping phenomenon. The soundtrack, however, will give you a pretty good idea of the experience 😉