I was mesmerised by the swirling, changing patterns of the waves. It was 2 weeks ago on our trip around the blue Red Sea. A day at sea sailing from Aqaba in Jordan to Port Sokhna in Egypt and I was hoping that the 30 or so dolphins that were following the ship about half a mile away, would eventually swim by so I could take some photographs. I sat patiently for a couple of hours until I got bored, put my camera away and settled down in the shade to read my book. Much to my husband’s amusement, the dolphins then decided to swim by. He tipped me off, I panicked and scrambled around to get my camera, it was upside down, I couldn’t get the right focal length or judge when or where the dolphins would appear – total disaster. I’d imagined a beautiful image of dolphins leaping high in sequence through the ocean. Alas, I just have the final image. I’ll get them next time! My husband isn’t convinced as it’s not the first time these creatures have tricked me!