This is the view of the island as you approach. It's about a one mile drive to get out to the island, and it's just beautiful.
Just after the sun set the dolphins came to shore. This is very common, and we always see them. They aren't afraid of people, and will come within just a few feet of you if you are in the water. They were about 15 feet away from a group of people that were swimming in the water when I started taking pictures. There was a pod of about six of them swimming around.
This sandhill crane was standing up on a hill overlooking the beach. He was small compared to many that we have around us, but in the picture with Erin you can see how big even this one was. He was about 3.5 feet tall. He was just so pretty.