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I saw dolphins, 17th May 2017

I saw dolphins!
I saw dolphins!
need I say more?…. clearly not…… I saw dolphins….. and I wasn’t even looking having forgot Cardigan Bay was a hotspot for them and yes it is……… just offshore breaching the surface, one, two, three, no four…. six!…. at least….. or it was one going round and round and round……. a day of weather, oh yes, plenty of weather, wet dry, warm, cool, wind, blustery, still, all whipping the sea and the gulls into a frenzy of spray and feathers……… the visceral, guttural oomph! the sea strafing waves at the indomitable sea wall, or one hopes it is now and not as happened a few years ago and collapse under the weight of a winters onslaught………
I saw dolphins!
probably something the locals are blase about, as with kites, but not me…….
I saw dolphins!
or was it too much coffee?…….. no, definitely dolphins…….
Aberystwyth is genuinely full of tempting eateries from people who love proper food…. of course there’s still the less than tempting unsavoury ones too for those of a less discerning palette….. but I shall not be a snob about it…. though who’s to say it’s snobbery to care about food and not just shove away any old tripe into my delicately-balanced tummy…….. …… and at least I can taste it which is more than can be said for the plethora of smokers polluting the air…. but that’s another gripe……
I saw dolphins!
….. so all is well with the world……. dolphins AND kites……….. I’m like a kid in a sweet shop, or should I say confectionery emporium…….. met a fellow shore-stomper stalking the shores, she gathering glass and hags, me contorting for gulls, both as strange as the other but most definitely in the best way………
I bought two books……. and……
I saw dolphins!……

© robert greig 2017

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4 thoughts on “I saw dolphins, 17th May 2017

    1. no pictures am afraid Alex, my camera doesn’t zoom quite that far and knowing when they might come up for air was impossible to predict and be in the right place at the right time :)) but they were there so I’m happy :)

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