So this is why I had to reverse course trying to go around an island. Too shallow. The angler poling his boat also was a hint.
For a restoration project that began last January
I found my own trail. Same area I paddled back in December.
Saw what may have been the same dolphin. Same size, at least. Joined by two more.
At least these pics show how ideal the conditions were.
Finally, some better photos
The coveted tail shot. I had many opportunities. Seemed each time I put the camera down, a tail went up.
A Lake Maitland-like feeding frenzy
Red breasted merganser couple
....Now, as I am on the water with dolphins, I hear them exhale all the time.
8-10 dolphins in this pod.
The last 2 times I used the video function on my camera, most of the pictures I took disappeared. With that in mind, I put a different memory card for the beach photos. A few pics were lost, but enjoy the videos.