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Sunday 19th May

minke whale

We had a super long day today, with a three hour followed by a four hour trip, and the four hour was more like five hours! The reason for this is the amount of wildlife out there at the moment – it’s more on July levels than May. This morning was the quieter half  of the day: we watched a few seals round the island before heading south where we found some shearwaters and kittiwakes feeding, along with four very engaging common dolphins. This afternoon as the tide moved up, it brought many more dolphins into our area, and we saw several pods through the trip. We also found a group of about eight feeding harbour porpoises further west, which was lovely as we haven’t seen any for ten days or so. And on the way back in we caught up with another minke whale closer inshore, an adult this time. It seems there are a few around.