Saturday, 20 August 2011

Fin Whales!

What an experience yesterday! The hour or so that we spent with the 10 to 12 Fin Whales some 36 miles out from Pembrokeshire in the Celtic Deep was truly wonderful. The Whales were busy feeding, coming to the surface to breathe for a few minutes then disappearing for 5 minutes or so to reappear with much splashing. On occasion they could be seen rolling over showing their Pectoral Fins -see gallery of photos here . One animal, a long way off was seen to breach twice. The Dolphins and 1000's of Manx Shearwaters in attendance added to the drama. Click here for a BBC Wales News article on the encounter

So, another successful Sea Trust cetacean survey despite the rough sea conditions and the grey skies. The surveys have become very popular attracting people from far and wide. On yesterday's trip we had a family of five from Norwich (including an 86 year old grandmother who enjoyed it immensely despite a soaking), a couple from Sussex honeymooning in Pembrokeshire, a chap who had driven down from Cambridge overnight to join us and a photographer who is currently putting together a Hungarian language photobook on Wales! The next two trips are sold out but some places remain on the trips on 15 and 29 September.