It's pretty common to see dolphins swimming by at Topsail although I didn't see any this time (and I didn't get to see the turtles either), but there were lots of nice birds. I don't have a photo of the best bird sighting...I was sitting on the upper deck of the house and a big group of pelicans flew over in formation, very cool!
There was a large flock of black birds hanging out on the beach - I don't remember ever seeing them there before. I think this guy is kinda cute:
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
~Arthur C. Clarke