Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tranquility Bay memories contest Winner

Congratulations to Megan McGowan Wilson for her winning entry in our Tranquility Bay memories contest.  We loved her story about dolphins visiting while she and her son kayak infront of the resort.  We will post her entry below, and over the next couple weeks will post some of our favorite photos and entries.  This contest was tons of fun, thank you to everyone who participated!

Winning entry by Megan McGowan Wilson:

I loved my Tranquility Bay visit more than any other place I’ve been and have so many incredible memories from that vacation, but the one I hold above all others is from our kayak trip. I took my 7 year old son out for a quick little paddle in the Gulf. We were still directly behind the resort when we saw some black shapes out in the water. We watched for a few minutes when we realized they were dolphins. I paddled towards them and when we were about 10 yards away I stopped and lifted out the paddle. The dolphins swam toward the kayak. Two jumped up in the air and dove into the water right beside us and the third dolphin swam right at the boat, stopping just short. It stuck its head out, nosed the side of the boat and looked right at my little boy. I think they both were staring at each other in amazement! The dolphin dove under the boat and we didn’t see them again until they were at least 50 yards away and jumping in the air again. It was the most magical experience I’ve ever had and getting to share it with my child makes it so much more special. Thank You Tranquility Bay!

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