Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sweet Suzie Bear swims with dolphins

Synopsis of yesterday's episode: The Bears came out of hibernation. Bearnacle Bear set sail, with Beartrand the radio announcer bear and Sweet Suzie Bear. Beartrand was quite seasick but he managed to cope and his talents as an announcer were very much in demand during social events. Sweet Suzie Bear was more adjusted to ship travel, as she was born during Bearnacle's first journey and, as a result, had her first sea journey when she was very young.

An excerpt from Sweet Suzie Bear: We are getting closer to the Land of the Giants. I had been there when I was a little cub but I barely remember anything, except that the Giants were indeed very large. I am looking forward to meeting them. I have been told that they are the best story tellers in the world and that they have a whole series of stories about a Little Giant. I am looking forward to hearing the stories.
The trip has been beautiful and quite delightful. Bearnacle is a great captain. He is happy to be at sea and he really knows everything about the ship. Anytime I have a question, he takes the time to give me a complete answer. Like I wanted to know about the flying fish that come out when the lights are shining from the ship at night. It was amazing to watch the flying fish jump up to four feet out of the water and then go back in again. They come in large schools of fish and they jump as a group and, wow, that is amazing.
One of these days, I might paint a picture of flying fish jumping as a group.
I played a little bit with mixed media but, mostly, I just watched the water.

Yesterday, we got treated to a show of dolphins leaping and dancing near the starboard side of the ship. A few crew members got into a life boat and jumped into the sea from that. They danced with the dolphins in the water. I watched for a while and then one of the crew members invited me to come dance with the dolphins, too, so I did. The water felt cold at first but it didn't take long for me to get used to it. I swam with the dolphins and, oh, there is nothing like it. What a treat! I will never forget swimming with the dolphins! It was one of the most joyous experiences that I've ever had.
Tomorrow, we will arrive at the Land of the Giants.
Bye for now!
Sweet Suzie Bear


  1. This is such a great story! I've been following it since the beginning of the UBC and I love it. I've actually swum with dolphins before and it is a wonderful experience. They're such fun loving creatures!

    1. Swimming with dolphins is definitely on my bucket list.
      Thank you very much for everything!

  2. I get seasick easily, so Beartrand may have been more my speed. Looking at flying fish and swimming with dolphins sounds like quite the adventure. That would be enough to make me grab my seasickness medicine. Alana

  3. I get seasick easily, too, but I still am putting all of this on my bucket list, together with a good supply of seasickness medicine, lol.

  4. Sounds like Suzie is having a better time than Beartrand! I don't really know if I would be seasick, about the longest trip I've taken on a boat is a 1/2 hour ferry ride accross Puget Sound.