With excitement rushing through all of our veins, today was the day that we finally started up again after Free Spirit’s major refit and brand new Volvo D6 engine installation over the last couple of months. So with a quick flick and turn of the electronic ignition key, this impressive and powerful engine was fired up and happily purrring quietly away, seeing us all so excited to be once again about to head out and running our fun-filled, exciting, educational and dedicated wildlife cruises. Whooop Whoooop Whooooopee! As being a passionate naturalist first and foremost, I just adore what I do and love nothing more than sharing my knowledge and passion for all wildlife with you all.
Diversity of species today certainly kept us all on our toes, searching hard to find more and with Free Spirit’s new engine just purrrrring contently away, we were all delighted and thrilled to now be able to cover more of Falmouth Bay than we have ever done before.. seeing us firstly heading all the way west, right down to the very Manacles Reef, before then amazingly heading all the way back east, right around to the lovely little fishing village of Porthscatho and Gerrans Bay.
With February half-term upon us, I’m delighted to inform you all that my dedicated wildlife cruises are once again available, daily throughout the week, throughout the rest of this whole exciting year ahead of us. If I may take this opportunity to please remind everyone reading this and considering joining us to please, please always dress warmly as it’s always, always much cooler offshore, even on a lovely hot Summers day. Thermal layers are always best as you can then add as it suits you best. If I can please also recommend bringing your full waterproofs, both tops and bottoms, just in case of showers. Those light pack away over-trousers are just perfect as that way, no matter what the weather does, you will always remain nice and warm and cosy. Looking forward to sharing lots more exciting wildlife adventures with you all!
32 Atlantic Grey Seals 32, 24 hauled out including two of last year’s pups, Common Seal, possibly the only resident in Cornwall, 5 Great Northern Divers, 3 Slavonian Grebes, 19 Fulmars 19 back on cliff nest sites, paired up.. early!? Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Peregrine Falcons, both male and female, Raven, Redshanks, Oystercatchers, Egrets, Curlews, Whimbrel, Dunlins, Gannets feeding offshore and in the Carrick Roads, Guillemots, lots offshore feeding and continually passing through, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Little Grebe, Rock Pipits, Interestingly.. both Shags and Cormorants, in their distinctive courtship breeding plumage..