Today I am really pleased to be able to feature an enchanting travel highlight entry entitled A Magical Encounter from Alison Galilian. Best of luck in the competition Alison.
A dolphin in the bay! It was an opportunity I had to take! I quickly pulled my snorkel on and swam towards him. He disappeared. I twisted around under the cold water searching for him. Where was he? Please come back! Suddenly, an enormous, smooth grey body appeared under me, belly up, and lifted me just above the water. My heart pounded with excitement and fear. He carried me along on top of him. I giggled like a child. I'm sure he would have giggled too if he could. Our magical swim was over too soon, then he was gone.
I was born and brought up in Scotland, but left in my early twenties. I've worked and travelled in Greece, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Israel, Egypt, most of Asia, Australia and Africa. I returned to Israel in 1998 where I took up a post as Senior Teacher at the British Council in Tel Aviv - with occasional stints at the British Council in Egypt. I love travel - the more adventurous the better! Since the birth of my daughter in 2008, I have had to settle down and become an armchair traveller instead! I currently live in rural Northumberland with my husband, daughter and two rescue cats.