At four o'clock Mike and Louise got out on the water to begin their sunset kayak tour being led by Will. Barely leaving the landing we were suddenly accompanied by a pod of at least 5 dolphins swimming just to the north of us. Their tails were coming high out of the water which means that they were diving deep to eat some delicious fish. We were able to drift with them for a bit and watch as their skin glistened off the late sun every time they came up for air.
We made our way across the glossy water over into King Flats Creek where we paddled upstream so that we could take the current home. Mike and Louise are quite the pair. Mike was a 7th grade science teacher for 35 years and Louise has been in pharmacy for 50+ years.
All the way from Southern Wisconsin, this was their first time visiting the south east coast, staying at the Residence Inn for 5 days before going down to Hilton Head to stay with friends. Louise raved about the breakfast that the Residence Inn offered every morning. They thoroughly enjoyed walking around downtown and the tour they took of one of the downtown mansions. Their favorite restaurants so far were Hominy Grill and Fleet Landing.
They were an excellent couple to paddle with. Being a retired science teacher, this was the perfect birthday present for Mike. At 65 years young, Mike strolled the estuary while asking great questions so we were able to really delve deep into Will's expertise of the three cohesive eco-systems that we are surrounded by.
With the breeze at our backs, we easily paddled in as the sun set low under the clouds. It may have been only 50 degrees on the first day of March, but it was certainly nice paddling weather.