But where are the dolphins?

  Borneo [Malaysia and Indonesia] - July 2009

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Flashback. July 13, 2009. My stay in Mabul is coming to an end. Ultimate and fabulous dives, again, in Sipadan. On the way back, between the two islands, a school of dolphins accompanies for a moment the race of our speedboat ... Ultimate happiness.

There was a swell that day. Sorry... the video makes you seasick!

Despite the poor quality of this rush, I wanted to share the memory of this beautiful moment. Just to not let myself be demoralized by the cold and grey rain of today in Rennes (All Saints' Day atmosphere in the middle of August!)...


Ah ... The gray melancholy of the return is watching me.

But where have the beautiful, wonderful dolphins gone?



  Borneo [Malaysia and Indonesia] - July 2009

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  1. Veinarde !!! But no, not for the gray and cold rain, but for all these dolphins !! I'm jealous!
    In Togo, most people were greeted by dolphins following their boat....But we were greeted by storms....
    Anyway, I still had a chance to see them....the return crossing...I boarded, I scanned, I put myself on the roof of the boat to have a panoramic view, and finally I saw a fin, 2 fins, yes, they are dolphins...But, they are far...very far...too far....I even wonder now if it wasn't me who imagined them, I wanted to see them so badly...like the children who assure us they've seen Santa Claus on the rooftops... 😉
    Finally, your little movie is here, and I do not get tired of seeing it again!

  2. Magnificent! I was lucky enough to see the same show in South Africa! I'll remember it for the rest of my life.

    I discovered your blog only 2-3 weeks ago and I've read almost all your posts! I love it!

    I spent 2 years in Egypt diving 5-6-7 times a week and now I'm back in cold Canada! Your articles help me wait for my next trip!

    Thank you so much for sharing all this with us 🙂

  3. Ah, the melancholy of the return ... the sorting of photos and videos is a pleasure that makes us nostalgic ...
    It's at this point that the desire to leave again begins to stir, and we start to think seriously about the next trip... ➡

  4. @ Helen: Ah, the dolphins... They always have an effect on a boat. I'm no longer a child, but I really did see Santa Claus, and so did the dolphins.

    @Will: Merciiii!!! Your little enthusiastic note means a lot to me. This is precisely why I take so much pleasure in keeping this blog, before, during and after my travels. For the sharing and exchanges it allows. I'm really going to have to take a trip to Canada, so many of you read me from the other side of the Atlantic...
    For the next few posts, I'm coming to the end of my photo sorting. I'll be uploading some new posts and images very soon (especially about Derawan Island itself, which I haven't talked much about yet). I've got lots more to tell!

    @Manta: But how do you do to know what's going on in my head, right? Would not you be a little bit of travel and diving, too? Mmmm?