Instead of my usual haunts - 27th Ave. Beach or Hiles Blvd. - I rambled on down to the lagoon side of Bethune Beach.
It was a beautiful morning. Cold but calm.
|Ripples in calm water
I hoped to see some dolphins or manatees and was not disappointed. Shortly after walking down the boardwalk overlooking Indian River, I noticed a moving stream of ripples in the water. A telltale sign that aquatic company was heading my way.
|A pair of dolphins arrived shortly after I arrived
Two dolphins swam swiftly from the north into the small cove by the park. I was mesmerized by their antics.
|Looking north from the park boardwalk
As captivated as I was by the dolphins arrival, I was equally awed by the burgeoning day. I felt as if I was embraced by beauty!
|Such a sky!
In addition to dolphins, a great egret and several pelicans had gathered in the cove.
|Great egret on piling. Pelican in water.
Most likely the birds were there for an early morning feeding. Probably, the dolphins were too. But I like to imagine that they, like me, had come to greet the day. Quiet time. Calm water. A new day getting under way. Ah...the wonder of it all!