So there we were, my future sister-in-law and I, on North Beach at Seabrook Island, arguably the prettiest place in the world. The boys were looking for good spots to go crabbing, and my B found a dead horseshoe crab. Since we'd never seen one up close and person before, we headed away from our towels to take a look.
On the way there, we both freaked out as we saw a dolphin surface pretty close to shore. I knew there were dolphins off Seabrook's coast, but I'd never seen one so close before. We squealed as he did it again, and again. He wanted to make friends! We could go swim with the dolphins!
Until a nearby fisherman explained to us what was happening. I'm not going to even try to explain it in detail, but basically a group of dolphins "herds" the fish to shore, then leaps out on shore and eats them. For a better explanation, check out this video. We watched this happen several times.
When we got back to B's grandpa's house and told him about our morning on the beach, he knew exactly what we'd seen. He also told us that this phenomena is indigenous to Seabrook and Kiawah islands. What are the odds something this cool and unique ONLY happens in our own backyard.
I'm not much of one for science (just give me words, please), but this was pretty cool. Check out some other pictures from our day below.
Is this the most beautiful place in the world, or what?