We drove around to the western side of the island this morning to meet an old diving buddy, Frank, whom I haven’t seen for about three years. He told us to get there early so we could swim out and find the spinner dolphins that cruise around the drop off in the mornings. It was a decent swim out there, about five hundred meters off the beach, but we were rewarded with great dolphin encounters as the pod was atlas fifty individuals, maybe more, with a few babies. They were quite calm, and came close to you if you didn’t swim towards them. I borrowed Frank’s Canon 7D and hopefully got some good shots but I can’t download them until I get home as I don’t have a CF card reader. They looked OK on the back of the camera screen.
We drove north a little bit for a look see. The west is much less built up and the beaches are beautiful. It is drier and less windy as it is the leeward side of the island. I took the Phantom up for a quick flight and I think it would be fun to really explore more around the area as it is quite different from the windward eastern side of the island.