We had a fabulous day offshore with what sadly might’ve been one of our last trips in a while. But we certainly made the most of it and couldn’t have asked for better conditions. We recorded our first common dolphins of the year which happily came over to say hello and had the most amazing and close-up encounter with a group of 8 harbour porpoises. Manx shearwaters were offshore again in large numbers, as rafts or flying through, and we were recording guillemots and razorbills continuously as well as our first 2 puffins of the year! A whopping 18 or so great northern divers were spotted in the bay which must’ve arrived last night as there was no sign of them the day before. We were thrilled to count around 50 grey seals as we came back along the coastline, making a nice end to our trip.
In light of the current Corona virus situation, we are taking all the precautions we can and are still happy to run trips at the moment. As far as we know, we, and everyone here at the marina are currently virus-free so with just small groups on board allowing plenty of space between individuals, and by sanitising all surfaces regularly, we hope to continue heading out if we can. With regulations changing quickly we are just playing it by ear for now, but if you have a booking with us and are concerned for any reason, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you for bearing with us. Stay safe and enjoy the sea.
3 Common Dolphins, all sub-adults, 8 Harbour Porpoises, very close encounter, +-50 Atlantic Grey Seals at two different locations, most hauled out, 2 Puffins, flying through, 18 Great Northern Divers, high count, 3 ‘Bonxies’ Great Skuas, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, Kittiwakes, lots of Guillemots and Razorbills, summer and winter plumage birds, Gannets, +-100 Manx Shearwaters