Monday, April 26, 2010

A Magical Morning


Lola and I walked by the beach and the bay this morning. Even though it was a grey, grey start to the day, we didn't mind. It's our favorite walk in Coronado.

We are entering a funky weather period of the year for me (can you tell I don't like it?!), where it heats up inland, and pulls the foggy, low grey clouds onto the coast. Many days, Coronado clears up mid morning, but sometimes the grey clouds can linger all day long. This morning, the grey sky was the same color as the water, one shade blending imperceptibly into the other. The white breaking waves were the only other color, that and the sandy beach. I do love walking this beach walk on a weekday morning. The still and quiet go as far as the eye can see. Despite the grey, it's absolutely lovely.

We got to the area where the surfers sit and wait for the best waves. Two surfers were there, wearing black wetsuits, so I didn't see the dolphins initially. Sometimes the Seal Team is there, swimming the new recruits and practicing their "water work". I guess that's what I thought I was seeing. Finally, I noticed the fins and sleek black bodies sliding along the water in the calm between the waves. A closer look saw they were dolphins! A pod of about 10 or 15 or more. They were magical and perfect.

A calm, sweet start to a grey day... the dolphins made everything very much okay!

Hope you had a magical day too :o)

4 comments:

Steve R. said...

Did you actually snap that picture of the dolphin fins with your iPhone?! If so, that's pretty amazing...

Valerie said...

Yep, it would be amazing, but no, I didn't take either photo. Just found two pictures from Google images that looked closest to what I saw. The iPhone doesn't have the ability to zoom. My photo would have looked like tiny spec fins....

Cindy said...

What a beautiful way to start the day... do you know how lucky you are to live within range of that view?? And the weather reminds me of our time in Monterey..I remember the fog. One year we were wearing sweatshirts on the 4th of July which seemed so strange to me being from the East Coast!

Valerie said...

Ha Cindy! Yes, we very often have sweatshirt weather on the 4th of July too. That's why I can sell my wool sweaters year round here. California beachtowns can be downright cold all year round!