Yesterday as we headed down the Houston Ship Channel, destination the Gulf of Mexico and beyond, I stepped outside to take a break from the relentless noise caused by our 6000 horse power diesel engines.
Not that stepping outside is like entering a library or anything, it's loud out there too, just a different type of loud.
While soaking in the sights of Houston's river bank, I noticed, behind us was a ship that was coming up on us at a pretty good clip.
My first thought? "This has possibilities." I ran inside and grabbed my camera, took aim at the bow of that baby and waited, like a hunter stalking his prey. ( I don't hunt, never have, but I can imagine.)
I waited, poised, as the ship cruised closer.
"Come on, I know you're around," I thought to myself.
Waiting some more, the wave on the bow grew larger in my viewfinder as the ship lined up to pass us.
This was perfect.
"Come on guys, where are you?"
Suddenly, to the right side of the frame I saw them. Dolphin lining up for play time. My pulse actually quicken as I waited.
The dolphin disappeared from view. The seconds went by.........and then,
Think about it. How cool are dolphin. They didn't show up to mate, or to eat or for any other reason other than to PLAY.
Now THAT, my friends, is a good day!