Friday, April 3, 2015

Last day In Paradise

Hi All,
Of course when the film company was on our boat we couldn't find JoJo, only a lone dolphin fishing.
However, JoJo came through in spades today. We found him pretty early this morning despite the strong winds and waves. He entertained a number of tour boats not only when I was swimming with him but when he was in our wake.  At the entrance to Leeward, I was swimming with him when we started to attract a crowd of boats. I didn't notice Island Vibes boat that came up behind me while I was watching JoJo scratching on some finger coral. Yikes! They hit the gas to reverse and I was in a sea of bubbles. I couldn't see a thing. JoJo was just swimming around among this massive gathering of boats. He seemed more interested in the finger coral than all the people watching. The only boat he seemed interested was Reef Peepers. He did go under their pontoons perhaps looking for a ride. In the hours we spent with him, he took two tours along the swim lines in front of the resorts. He did check out Pine Cay as well where the waves were quite big. The waves were coming from every direction. JoJo was making a serpentine pattern by surfing not only the waves but our wake. He went off to check out a huge yacht while we found a spot out of the wind to warm up and eat lunch. When we motored back, he was ready to take a ride back to Grace Bay! As we motored along, tour boat after tour boat pulled up to watch the famous JoJo. Finally they all left us in peace and JoJo branched off again to swim in front of the resorts. We tried to sneak off but, he kept popping up near us.  I was having a hard time leaving him anyway knowing I won't be back until November.  Finally I just got in so I could have one more long swim with him. We set out away from the swim lines where I didn't think there were any boats or people. However, I nearly got run over by the Club Med snorkel boat. I was diving watching JoJo roll in the sand and when I surfaced there was a throng of people hanging off the railings looking at me. There was also a concerned paddle boarder who was sure I was going to buy the farm.
I wonder if JoJo is hanging around with humans more, because there haven't been many other dolphins inside the reef. I am hoping Raggedy Anne is about to calve and that when she does both her and her calve will stay inside the reef and JoJo will escort them as he has in the past. I only wish I could be here to meet the calf or perhaps calves if Bo is also pregnant.
The time had come to take our boat back to The Shipyard where it will remain in storage until next season. I waved a teary good bye as JoJo swam off toward Club Med. I hear some guests at Ocean Club got the chance to see him as well.
I will do a video from home of our last day I should have it up on Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderfully active last day. Until next season. Bon Voyage!