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Monday 25th September

common dolphins

We had two three hour trips today after the very strong wind of yesterday. The first of these was with a group of students from Newquay College, who were fortunately up for a bit of excitement in the big leftover swell. We found several groups of common dolphins who appeared to bowride the boat before swimming on, and had great views of porpoises feeding in the waves. There were also lots of seals on the island, maybe hiding from the brutal swell there was around Land’s End, and we also spotted some bluefin tuna. This afternoon threatened to be the quietest, trickiest trip we have had for several months, with very little spotted apart from a couple of seals and some tuna splashes. However coming back through the bay, we saw some gannets over by the Mount, and first of all saw a single porpoise, and then a pod of common dolphins, containing lots of mum/calf pairs. After all that hard work in the big swell, there were a very welcome sight.