We were up very early and parked in the car park by the marina by 6.45am. Even at that time we were not the first to arrive. There was quite a long wait as the feeding didn't start until 8am but the gate was opened at 7am and we all troops round to where the 5 Dolphins had already congregated. These animals are wild and so no knowing how many would turn up but a bonus for all us spectators was when a 30 year old female brought her 4 week old calf to see us. Two lady volunteers had already entered the water but the policy was no touching and the feeding was to take place in a strictly controlled manner. For $10 we could get into the water and offer just one fish to these beautiful animals. I opted out because I still didn't feel 100% as this cough of mine still hadn't shown any signs of improving. The last thing I wanted was to have a coughing fit whilst trying to hand feed the dolphin. Ian on the other hand did pay is $10 and was amazed at how gentle the fish was taken from his hand.
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