Thursday, 28 May 2009

Wanderin' Star

Full of expectation after Cliff's sighting of Bottlenoses early morning, a small group set off on the Wanderin' Star for a Sea Trust survey from Fishguard along the coast to Mwnt and back. Off Pen Anglas we saw a Porpoise close into the shore and 3 more followed along towards Newport.

Heading towards Moylgrove a group of Gannets circling and fishing ahead held the promise of Dolphins feeding and sure enough 3 Bottlenoses appeared. They headed quickly to our boat to check us out and briefly rode the bow wave before continuing on back towards Newport. A brief but exhilarating encounter.