Thursday 26th July
Yet another four hour trip was reduced to three hours this morning, due to fog this time. That cleared by 10am and we were able to head out. There was plenty of wildlife to see – common dolphins (the Risso’s appear to have moved away now), grey seals, a bluefin tuna leaping right next to the boat and a sunfish. The sea state was still quite lumpy after the strong wind overnight, so I imagine when it calms down there will be even more to see. This afternoon we sailed southwards and picked up lots more sociable energetic dolphins, and some passengers also saw a minke whale. There were lots of gannets and shearwaters gliding around, including a Cory’s shearwater, and also some storm petrels. It feels quite “Augusty” already.