On Friday as we left Funchal we watched a display of dolphins leaping out of the water for about 10 minutes.
Our cruise to the Azores, Madeira and the Iberian Peninsular would take us to Ponta Delgada, Praia da Vitoria, Funchal, Cadiz, Malaga and finally to Gibraltar
Dolphins n the sea off Funchal
When we first spotted the dolphins they were behind the ship on the starboard side, quite some way behind us.
The show started at about 5.58 pm.
Then they came closer and closer to us.
The dolphins continued long after they were just specks
As Arcadia sailed further and further away from Funchal we could still see the dolphins leaping out of the sea. It was now only 6.04pm.
A closer look through my big lens and after some cropping.