Saturday, 17 April 2010

Two days, two surveys, s-oo different!

Another survey of two distinct halves with Stevo and Tony Lucas volunteering with me. The first in choppy-ish sea state 3+ was relatively uneventful, a single porpoise our only reward .
This mornings survey started (17/4/2010) with light northerly airs and a sometimes glassy sea with the bright sun seemingly diffused and causing little glare! presumably the diffusion being the result of the Icelandic Volcanic dust?

Either way, we could see pretty well for miles in any direction and had plenty of warning to get the camera out as a pod of ten or so Common Dolphins ran in up to our bows not far past the Tusker Rock Lighthouse.
Not long after we spied another group of about fifteen muddling about around 300 yds off our port beam, things were pretty quiet untill we were well into Welsh waters with only seabirds (nothing unusual) and flotsam to keep us amused.
As we approached the Welsh coast, we started picking up porpopises, which totalled 28 as we ran alongside Strumble, before we entered Fishguard Harbour.