We’ll feed you to the killers!
July 31st, 2009 by Tessa

So me and the other assistant were all sitting on the motor boat when one of the kids screamed. We road over to the kids as quickly as possible. All of the kids on their little Opti sail boats were hysterical.(Optis are the smallest type of sail boats- they are about 3′ by 5′) 

“WE SAW A SHARK AND IT WAS LIKE 20 FEET LONG!!!” one of the kids shouted….

“You probably saw your shadow or something” (a lot of the kids constantly “see” something dark moving in the water- which usually turns out to be their own sail’s shadow….)

So the assistants and I all decided that we were hot and David let us off in a little area away from the sail boats so that we wouldn’t hit them. We were swimming around when suddenly we heard someone yell “SHARK” again. We were about to swim over to the sailboats when we realized that one of the kids hadn’t yelled it. A fin appeared above the water and started swimming closer to us. 

So what did we do? We swam as fast as we could! What else?! All 5 of us swam towards the nearest opti (which may I remind you is 3′ by 5′) and all 5 of us + the kids that had been sailing it were crouched in the opti trying to keep it floating. The fin came closer and closer and suddenly we saw the HUGE jaws of a dolphin as the dolphin jumped into the air with a big splash as it landed…



We got into the motor boat and followed the dolphins for about an hour afterwards…

3 Responses  
Cricket Bourget writes:
August 1st, 2009 at 9:54 am

Well-told tale Tess! Glad it turned out to be a friendly, frolicking, fellow mammal, and aren’t they just adorable to see up close!

Miranda writes:
August 4th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Ditto to what Cricket said. I was thoroughly intriqued. You can sure tell a good story, Tess. How exciting to see a dolphin so close and not in a tank. Keep em’ coming!

Sam writes:
August 6th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

You told the story so great, both times! Haha

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