Sometimes all the planet is aligned and an extraordinary day of nature occurs. Such a day happened recently.
The Gulf was still. Just small waves lapping at the shoreline. So still that there were wade-fisherman out in a line on the first sandbar with fishing rods and stringer lines just waiting for the redfish, snapper and trout. They came in abundance.
A fisherman told me that standing in the water up to your shoulders one could see your feet. The water was that clear. No seaweed, nothing.
EXCEPT the awesome sight of pods of dolphins in very, very close. I saw a pod of five LARGE dolphins just playfully swimming and breaching. It was so mesmerizing. Pod after pod swimming by.
I walked and then swam out to experience the clean, clear water. It was so calm that I could swim! I stayed out for quite a while watching the dolphins and looking down in wonderment at my feet.
You have to understand, I've been coming to Galveston since the late 60's. I don't remember seeing the Gulf like this..........ever. It felt like I was swimming in a sea of emeralds.
Wish ALL of you could have been there for this magnificent experience.