Sometimes you just know its going to be a good day

A couple minutes into my watch this morning one of the engineers told me to come down on the bow and check something out. When I got down there were a couple guys leaning over the rail and I figured it was especially bright phosphorescences. What I saw was that and even better, we had a group of dolphins in the bow wave and they were ghostly green speckled outlines from the phosphorescence, the closest thing I can image them is almost like comets, complete with glowing green trails merging into our bright blue and green bow wave. Every time they jumped there was a resulting shower of green and blue points of light, like a handful of stars just tossed into the sky. I’ve got to say it was one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time.
We had a pretty nice sunrise coming in the Halliburton slip as well….


About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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2 Responses to Sometimes you just know its going to be a good day

  1. Mum says:

    Good Days,make Great Memories!!!!
    Nicely written!

  2. We used to see them a lot when I was on tankers back in the ’70s. The thing that freaked me out about them was the way they could converge on the racing bow at HIGH speed, turn at the last possible moment, and be cruising and leaping in the bow wave as if they’d been there all day. Being a dolphin must be a bit like being a fighter pilot, only your plane is your body.

    You’re right, it really does look cool at night! Good post.

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