Grabbed a coffee and went out to watch the sun rise at 5.30am only to find a school of dolphins playing off the sand bar about 10 yards from the shore. I waded out onto the sand bar and a couple of the bolder ones came up to inspect me at close range; the sun found me today, up to my thighs in warm Ormond ocean with dolphins chattering and squeaking at me.
While I was standing there and getting an occasional nudge from one cheeky flipper, small squadrons of pelicans skimmed the water which was smooth and unhurried.
It dawned on me that the wildlife was laughing at me as they were all demonstrating far greater success at fishing than I have these last few days.
I collected my rod and tackle and cast out where the birds and dolphins had been concentrating their efforts only to have my hook and bait taken in a matter of seconds.
I could hear the laughing as I walked up the beach and over the walkway back to my shack for more coffee and preparation for a day with my lawyer.