Thursday 11th May
It was cool and breezy today, but the wind was great for sailing and we had some lovely wildlife encounters. Just a short distance out from the harbour we found a pod of about thirty common dolphins, who gave everyone some excellent views as they swam around Shearwater II. We also saw some spectacular seabird feeding frenzies, with gannets, shearwaters and kittiwakes. On the island we watched a couple of entertaining grey seals, one of which “Kelp” looked like she was laughing as she stretched and yawned.