Wednesday, February 24th
The next morning, we took our time in getting up, just lazing around, simply because we could. It was nice not to be on any time frames, and just go where we wanted to, when we wanted to. As it was Jordan’s 27th birthday, I was able to give him the birthday card that I had had for several months, just waiting to give to him.
After a little while, we decided to go out on a walk. There was a “private” pool for the residents and guests for Palm Island, but as usual, a “private pool” is open access to all guests, so it really wasn’t entirely private. There was a hot tub there as well, so we decided (After having sat in the sun to take the chill out of the breeze) to go dangle our feet in the hot tub. We were joking about the people in the restaurant, guessing that they must be thinking we were two random kids just walking about, and didn’t even belong to the place.
After a few minutes of the delightfully warm water, and the tingle of the water jets in the hot tub causing our feet to dance in the water, we decided to head back to the condo, and while walking up the steps, I heard this splashing sound. I turned around to see what it was, and saw some water stirring by one of the boats, but it didn’t look like it was caused by one of the giant forklifts setting the boat into the water, but it sounded and looked more like a fish had jumped….only it looked like it was caused by a really REALLY big fish. So I watched, and a few moments later, a dolphin surfaced! I excitedly called to Jordan, and he raced down the steps to see, then raced back into the condo to get the camera, while I raced down the steps to the dock closest to the dolphin to get a better look. Jordan came racing back out with the camera, and even though we weren’t able to get the pictures we wanted, we did get a few to show the dolphin heading back out to the straight between the island and mainland. We were excited, and I figured that anyone that had been in the restaurant across the marina must have been amused to see two young people racing about!