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Friday 4th August

grey seal
We had a typical August day today with a brisk northerly wind , good sailing conditions and plentiful wildlife. The local haul out site suddenly has a lot more seals there than there have been so far this summer, with adult males and females, and little juveniles too. All the seabird chicks which hatched on the island have now fledged and are full sized. (Can I just put here that it’s a poor idea to land on the island to explore – even though it looks like fun you WILL be responsible for major wildlife disturbance, which no one wants.) There were several pods of common dolphins roaming around, lots of feeding seabirds and at the end of the last trip we also spotted a porpoise.