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Dolphin Caye

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November 26, 2009 | We had pre-scheduled a snorkeling tour with J & J Transparante Tours in the morning to see Dolphin Caye, Crawl Caye, Red Frog Beach, and Hospital Point.  Our group consisted of 28 people, all tourists of course.   The first stop we made was Dolphin Caye.  I was doubtful we’d see any dolphins, but after a little while, we found ’em!  It was rather difficult getting a good shot– this isn’t the best picture I’ve ever taken but it’s the best I got of one of the dolphins out of the water!

Also, I could recrop the photo so the waterline is horizontal but I’m feeling lazy now.  Anyway, at one point, some of the dolphins were following behind our boat and jumping in the wake!  The tour was $92 total for the 4 of us– very affordable!  I actually was very impressed with the tour but I’ll write more about that in following posts.

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September 9, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Friendly Fawn

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November 24, 2009 |  We’re waiting for our taxi driver outside the Finca Lerida restaurant when I spot a fawn (or maybe just a small deer?) prancing through the coffee trees in our direction.  Without hesitation, I pick up my camera and click before pointing out the deer to my family.  I assumed that the fawn would see us and run away.  But instead, the fawn came right at us and actually stopped to sniff us!

We were delighted by this surprise and took turns petting the fawn, that is, until dad tried to hug the fawn, which of course, sent it running. Oh well,  at least I got some shots.

It was completely unexpected, but pretty cool!

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August 2, 2010 at 12:09 AM