Thursday, December 10, 2015

Big Ships and Dolphins

This morning we went for an early walk to the breakwater rocks and noticed a big freight ship coming in. Mom (who seems to have gone crazy with her ship watching) wanted to get some pics as it came close by. While we were waiting on the rocks a pod of dolphins (we counted 8 of them) also came swimming  near to where we were sitting. They were way too fast for Mom to get any really good photo's of  (you will need to biggify the pics to see them) but it was awesome watching them as they were only about 20 feet away from us. In fact - Mom was so busy watching them she almost forgot the freighter ship as it went by - this one was called the Venezia and it is 265 meters long and registered out of Hong Kong. By the look of it we were thinking the containers were all empty as the ship was riding very high in the water. Did you know there is cool web site called "Vessel Finder" that tells you all about the ships and where they currently are in the world!
Just watching the world go by
Does this make us rock hounds?
There she blows !
Fast little dolphins
The Venezia - entering the waterway
She's a big one !


  1. Wow, thats a BIG ship and those dolphins are adorable BUTTS the most handsome and gorgeous of all....Reilly and Denny posing on the rocks! Luffs you fellas
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. That's so exciting! You guys get to see the coolest things!

  3. It makes you to Rock Stars :o)
    My mom loves to watch ships... she can sit for ours next to the harbour.... and she waves at all that ships... that's embarrassing :o) humans....

  4. The only thing we see in the river that goes by our house is big logs, sticks, and occasionally boaters who have had to much to drink. We have never saw a dolphin!!!!
    stella rose

  5. be sure to tell Flipper hello for me.

    Aroo to you,

  6. Squeals - so totally cool. My mom loves the beach..and ships..and dolphins. My mom and your mom would get along so well together my sweet friends. Awesome pics as usual! XOXO - Bacon

  7. We could sit there and stare out there all day
    Love & Peas,
    Lily & Edward

  8. Wow, that boat does look like it's not even IN the water!

  9. O M D a BIG SHIP... and Dolphins... all in one morning! THAT is truly a walk to remember... We could see the Dolphins... THANKS fur showing them to us...

  10. Oh yes, I couldn't count the number of times Gail has tried and failed to get a good dolphin photo.
    Actually, I think your Mom did pretty well.
    Toodle pip!

  11. We would be spending a lot of time there too. There aren't any sharks there we hope!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. How lovely to be able to see dolphins from the shore. Some have been spotted in the sea where we live but nobody who is not in a boat has been lucky enough to see them.

  13. Such excitement you two have on your beach walks. Seeing all the big ships alone is fun, but watching dolphins too!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  14. So so cool to see the dolphins!!! And man that is one big ship!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. Wow! Look at the size of that ship! How cool that you guys got to see dolphins☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  16. You guys just have the most stupendous beach. So lucky to see dolphins that close.

  17. wow that is one hell of ship!! "HOLY SHIP!!!"
    I could see the Dolphin! So cool!!!!

  18. It's amazing those gigantic ships can float! It was great to see the dolphins too. And you all too, of course.

  19. Just look at all those containers!!! How very cool!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
    PeeEss...Our Mama did a big SQUEEEEEE when she saw your dolphins!!

  20. The rocks are probably nice and cool so it feels good. Don't you guys swim? Your furs always look dry and freshly groomed.

  21. How cool seeing the dolphins! They were probably hoping you would feed them. I notice that tanker doesn't have the real tall towers like my mom used to watch. Sounds like yours has a new fun hobby! Love Dolly


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