Ben and Taunya's family left early this morning, even before I got there to make the coffee at 6:00 am.
We have a good report here in Gulf Shores for the next couple days, just partly cloudy and high 50's to low 60's. This morning our walk got rained out. We started walking in a mist but when the drizzle became drops we quit coming back pretty drenched. The day was mostly spent using our condo's hot tubs, Karin's condo hot tub and watching for dolphin from our balcony. Nolan saw them first and there was at least 8 but Amy thought she counted 12 dolphins fishing close to shore. Our balcony is pretty far up to get close up pictures of the dolphins, below one is just diving down to fish.
There are 3 in the picture below, the one close to the surf actually was chasing the fish almost into the shore
Below this dolphin almost beached itself chasing the fish.
The birds were thrilled with the reaction of the fish, they came close to shore, there were diving ducks diving down to eat their fill and that chased the fish up to the surface where seagulls were grabbing and eating their fill.
It was fascinating to watch, the ducks would disappear under the wave then pop up while the gulls were circling above then swooping down to grab the fish.
We were much to far up to see the fish jumping out of the water even with the camera all the way zoomed in but it was just to wet and cold to go down to the beach to watch.
Phil and Anna took the girls over to Karin's condo to use the indoor outdoor pool. Sarah and Nolan joined them in the outdoor hot tub. We did too but the cold rain coming down really put a damper in the experience. Below Taegan is getting ready to climb into the pool.
The cold doesn't seem to bother Braelyn, this pool is heated but not very well.
Below she is swimming under the divider and popping out in the outdoor pool.