My husband and I named our August 2022 beach vacation, “The summer of dolphins.” Despite the sadness of sea lions infected with toxic Domoic Acid, that I wrote about HERE, the dolphins were thriving.
Every day we saw dolphins. I was mesmerized watching them. I love to watch them cruise, leap and play. One teenager was swimming along with mom and dad. He’d roll over on his back and do a backward flip — showing off.
This video was taken on our second to last night. The water was like glass, the sunset shimmering pink reflected on the sea. You can see the dolphins tails as they dive.
We decided the best times of our vacation were:
Evenings at the beach during our last week
The visit with our son and his girlfriend
Farmer’s market fruits and vegetables
Dinners with friends
What are your best memories from vacations?
An amazing video EA. They swim so close to the shore.
It’s so fascinating to watch them.
I can imagine. I’ve seen a whale jump out of the sea but not a dolphin in real life
I went whale watching with my daughter and we saw a newborn whale with its mother.
Aww, what a lucky chance
I’ll never forget it.
Too Many to count!!
Thank you. It was a beautiful evening. We were in a heat wave and the house didn’t have AC. It forced us to the beach every afternoon and evening. A blessing in disguise.
I’m glad you had a nice vacation. ❤️
It was perfect!
Thanks for sharing, they are so JOYFUL to watch! Is this is Southern CA? I’ve been to Del Mar many times, but did not see so many dolphins.
It’s by Santa Barbara in a town called Summerland 😊
That’s a beautiful area. I lived in Bay Area over 20 years, never made it to Solvang. I really wanted to go there. We always went to Monterey Bay, Carmel, Half Moon Bay as those beach towns were close to us. Each beach town unique in its way.
We started going to Santa Barbara because of friends who lived there. It’s been a further drive than Orange County beaches, where we went more often. Close is easier.
Awesome video! I love sunsets too! The best! 💕C
The heat wave was a blessing in disguise. My husband and I went to the beach from 4 pm until sunset to stay cool!
Sad about the sea lions, but the dolphins look mesmerizing! I love the sea and I love dolphins. My favorite memories from my travels to Turkey are the morning walks along the beach