Dolphins and other friends
5 December 10
For over fifty years, dolphins have been coming to Tin Can Bay to be hand-fed by locals and tourists. The three dolphins who come to the little harbour now have learned about this [regulated] food source from each other, creating an opportunity for visitors to have an exceptional encounter with a wild animal.
David also had a special time with the dolphins. He has particularly enjoyed all our close encounters with wildlife on this trip, and this morning made him feel quite emotional.
Later we found a beach-side playground, and it wasn’t long before our girls made some new friends!
David enjoyed a long chat with the girls’ mum, although sometimes it can be more difficult to make friends with adults than with children! We have enjoyed the casual acquaintances we have made on this trip and are learning to be more friendly to everyone with whom we come into contact.
When it started raining again, we drove over to Rainbow Beach and had a look around. There were many campers on the peninsula, and we feel inspired to return one year and camp on the beach among so many other like-minded families!