Dolphins at Nightwatch

Twice already! What a nice surprise for a tired sailor to spot dolphins swimming around the boat at the early hours! The first time we had two cuties to follow, the next time there were three. The first ones were spotted on our way from Brest to Lorient and the second ones on the way from Lorient to Les Sables d’Olonne.

It was quite scary at first since it was pitch black and all of a sudden you saw something big and fast swimming next to the boat, leaving a long silvery trail to the water. And you didn’t have a clue what it was. But then the dolphin-like movements became recognizable!

‘Pictures or it didn’t happen’ – we know… but there was unfortunately no chance to get a proper shot in the darkness. Hope to meet the dolphins at daytime next time!

Last updated 10 June, 2013