A couple of days ago, the kids and I were out for our morning run. Don’t be impressed. We are working on a Couch-to-5k thing. But it’s nice, running together along the seafront.
On the way back home, the following conversation ensued:
Frankie: “ummm…I just saw a fin….”
Addie: “No, you didn’t, Frankie, it was a bird. I definitely saw a bird flying by the water”
Silence, except for padding feet and breathlessness.
Me: “I just saw a fin too”
We all stop and see a fin.
Silence. The fin is 10 feet from the shoreline, if that.
Me: ” I think it’s a friendly fin. It looks too friendly a shape to be a shark…”
Silence. Followed by resounding agreement.
Addie: “Don’t they swim in pods, like together?”
Silence. More observation.
Me, and everyone else:
“I just saw 2 fins! ”
We even stopped a lady on her daily walk to confirm.
Me: “Do Dolphins swim around here?”
Her: “I’ve heard that, but I’ve never seen one. Sharks do though…”
Silence. Two fins. Friendly fins.
Her: “Well, that looks like a friendly fin, playing with another friendly fin. Let’s just call them Dolphins…”
Resounding agreement. Again.
We have no pictures. But great memories. They really did look friendly. 😄