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Friday 26th August

It was a day of squalls and rainbows. Luckily the squally bits never lasted long, though we had some fairly sharp showers! This morning on the four hour trip we found harbour porpoises, lots of bowriding common dolphins, grey seals, bluefin tuna, and saw the blow of a large whale. This was too big for…

Friday 18th August

The weather forecast¬† for the rest of today and overnight is looking absolutely terrible, however we were able to sneak out this morning for a Bay Discovery trip before the wind got up and the rain started. We’re really glad we managed it, because we saw lots of common dolphins inshore, some grey seals round…

Friday 16th June

We had a fabulous day on the water today with wildlife in great abundance. The morning was hot, calm and (mostly) sunny for our Discovery Voyage trip, and we found common dolphins in five places further offshore. They gave us wonderful views in the silky calm water. Coming inshore we saw loads of Manx shearwaters…

Saturday 3rd June

We had to cancel yesterday unfortunately because of the strong easterly wind. Today it had dropped a lot though and we had two trips. This morning we saw several grey seals, lots of feeding seabirds and to finish the trip we had good views of some more Risso’s dolphins! These made us pretty late back…

Monday 29th May

It was a sunny breezy bank holiday Monday, but at least the wind wasn’t as strong as yesterday. On the three hour first thing we went east to try and stay in a bit of shelter and we found some seals in a couple of places. Sailing across the bay we were found by a…

Friday 26th May

Risso’s dolphins Unbroken sunshine all day today, but with an easterly wind which properly chopped up the sea by this afternoon. As soon as we left the harbour this morning we found the remains of a recently preyed upon cuttlefish – sure signs of recent Risso’s dolphin activity. We later found a group spread out…