Sailing North Carolina's Pamlico Sound on a Hunter 23.5 sailboat
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Juniper Bay Dolphins
The wind growls and screams like a mad beast at sunset, but calms down overnight. In the morning we sail out of Juniper Bay, an easy downwind run. A pod of dolphins comes right alongside and escorts us on our way. They surface slowly, watching us with their big dark eyes. They are so close we can see the notches in the dorsal fin of the big one. They stay with us for over twenty minutes. I am so completely under their spell, I can't even think of getting the camera.