05/04/2007 - 05/04/2007 22 °C
Amazing, I'de managed to move my sleeping pattern forward by 12 hours with barely any of the usual jet lag effects :-) That meant for a nice active Thursday... Charlotte and I left No. 31, Alton Road [the most famous house in Raymond Terrace!] in good time for the bus to Nelson Bay, but due to unforseen circumstances [further than we thought, lol] we missed the only bus of the day! After much eager interogation of the local bus drivers, who were all extremely helpful [even if it made them late for their next stop], we had a new route planned. A little longer than the usual but nonetheless, by 11:30 we had arrived at Nelson Bay! A lovely marina village with a small beach area.
Caroline had suggested that the Dolphin tours were a 'must see', and I could not agree more! After a quick lunch we went to investigate our dolphin options. There was quite a selection of different cruises, we went for a smaller looking sailing boat. We gently drifted out of the marina at 1:30 and with in 10 minutes we had come across a large pod of dolphins. It was great to see them in their natural environment, they only really jump out of the water when they are chasing a fish and want to get a quick breath and boy did one of them jump! This dude of a dolphin shot into the air, his entire body out of the water... it was awesome! If you ask me, he wasn't catching fish... he was just showing off :-) We then headed off for a short voyage around the bay and then back to the marina, a really relaxing trip.
On our way back to the bus stop, I looked up and had an aweful feeling that I'de gone and brought English weather with me... a huge black cloud! Justy as we are climbing aboard, the heavens opened.