I had trouble falling asleep last night, it was only in the early morning that I got few hours of good sleep. I didn’t know how it was going to affect my day.
Paul woke me up 7 am to let me know that we will be back at our swim location in 2 hours. During those 2 hours I had to eat my breakfast, it was a full portion of rice, veggies, and meat and then some oatmeal. After I spent sometimes on the computer to write my blog and had to get my equipment ready before I could get suited up.
I got on deck, it was raining, Ty and Maks were on the RHIB ready for me. I got into my routine very quickly and the first 2 hours were behind me in no time. It was still raining, not a problem for me but I felt bad for Ty and Maks. Fortunately, a group of dolphins came by and lift up our spirit, I raced toward them and for 30 seconds they let me swim right about them. This was amazing, some of them were jumping out of the water and I could hear Ty and Maks scream “whooooooo!”
Later on, we met another group of dolphins, this time they didn’t stay with us for too long, I think they were interested by the school of fish that was seeking refuge right under the RHIB. Those moments are so unique and precious that sharing them with people I feel deeply connected with made them even more important and enjoyable. Thank you guys! We already had a day full of amazing experiences but it didn’t stop there.
A big container ship sailed right in our direction. Maria, on Seeker, called them on the VHF and asked them to divert their course. They passed us on their starboard side, it was the closest call we ever got. As they sailed by, Maks and Ty pumped their arms up and down to get them to blow their horn, but nothing happened. Maks turned on the VHF to channel 16 to get in communication with them and after he briefly explained what we were doing, he asked them to blow their horn, which they did. The three of us screamed YESSSS!