Today at the Two Rocks Marine Rescue Group we practised ‘Man Overboard’ exercises about 2klms off shore. During the exercise a full size dummy (nicknamed ‘Ruth’ after the company who makes the rescue dummies) is thrown into the sea. The trainee skipper and crew have to retrieve the dummy. While we were getting the dummy back on board the boat a dolphin appeared and was very inquisitive. The dolphin came very close several times and nuzzled the hand of crew member Andy. It was an amazing experience.
Back in the marina I spotted this pelican who posed for a photograph.