One of Amy's big "to do's" was a dolphin excursion around the Clearwater Harbour. On Canada Day, we set out pretty early (for us, anyway) to accomplish our mission. We called the good people of the Little Toot to see if they were operating (because the skies looked a little grey, though it wasn't raining yet.) - they told us to come on down for the 11am ride.
It was us and one other family of 3 on the boat. And wouldn't you know, just as we climbed aboard... the rain started.
Amy crossed her fingers hard enough for both of us... and it actually worked! We ended up with a perfectly clear boat ride (though it did rain later that day!) At first, we weren't even sure if we would see any dolphins. The tour seemed to go on for a while, and all we saw were some sights of Clearwater, and some famous peoples' homes (I don't actually remember who's was whose anymore. I know some of the homeowners were Tom Cruise, John Travolta & Hulk Hogan, among others)
We waited, and waited, and then finally, la piece de resistance! Someone shouted "Over there! There's one!"
And then they all started coming out and splashing all around us. There must have been at least four different dolphins (including a little baby one!), or maybe more. They are absolutely beautiful creatures.
It was a pretty awesome experience! I can't believe it was my first time doing that, in all the years that I've been going down to Florida. I'm so glad Amy decided that we had to!