Sunrise dolphin watching in Lovina, Bali.
The major reason to go to Lovina is to go dolphin watching at sunrise.
The boats head out early. Many of them. And then they drift until someone points. And all of a sudden all of the engines roar and chase towards where the finger is pointing. Each boat driver trying to get the closest. Often to the point where they drive over where the dolphins were causing them to disappear.
I saw a handful or two of dolphins from the front of the little boat that I shared with three strangers. I felt sorry for these other people because I, as the single traveler, was just stuck with them. And they would have probably preferred for it to be just them.
They probably felt sorry for me.
The dolphins were fast and, often, far away. I had just brought my point and shoot because I’m sometimes nervous for bringing my DSLR in water where it may get wet. So I wasn’t able to get any good photos.
But that doesn’t matter.
I don’t think I’d ever seen a dolphin outside of the zoo show before.
Once, looking backwards, we saw a small grouping of them. And then one jumped up out of the golden water, spun around several times high in the air.
It was amazing.