Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dolphin Encounter Duck Key

Terry and I took a week off and went to the Keys. It was about a five hour drive from Orlando. We stayed at a place called Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. The room rates were surprisingly low. On the second day we went over to see the dolphin encounter which happens on property every morning. It costs $60 for the encounter on the docks but the porch overlooks the lagoon and seating is free. The dolphins did the usual tricks like wave hello, splash and jump. A hotel worker who was walking by trying to sell convention space to several prospects said "The owner considers the dolphins his best employees. They start nice and early and don't complain."
After the show,Terry and I went snorkeling in a small man made lagoon I like to call the Mud Puddle. There were jellyfish on the bottom and a few fish. The day before I had been stung in the face by a jelly, so I was cautious about swimming in saltwater again. Here the jellyfish stayed on the bottom belly up. Jellyfish are evil!

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