Sunday, 1 January 2012

Start The Year at Strumble!

Stevo: super sales person!

Outside

inside
The weather this morning was appalling with torrential rain and strong SW winds. It looked like for once our Sea Trust New Years Porpoise Watch would be a washout I could not imagine anyone wanting to brave the elements to join us on an  exposed headland  in the hope of getting a glimpse of a Porpoise.
From 2.30 onwards people kept on coming!!! we estimated over seventy, young and old including people from Newcastle and London as well as locals.
Not only people, the porpoises also showed up throughout the watch . Not so easy to see in the rough gloomy conditions but well enough for several people to get their first ever view of one.
Stevo Lucas set up shop and sold several of our new 2012 calendars  (Rich Crossens cetacean images) also postcards and wildlife guides.
Apart from Porpoises our intrepid supporters saw Gannets, streams of Razorbills and Guillemots as well as two Great Northern Divers and star bird, a Balearic Shearwater. Grey seals also put in appearances.
Our first event of the year was a great success and theres plenty more to come in 2012!
Thanks to all who came and took part and made it so enjoyable!

On a slightly different note Verena Bolender our young German volunteer who did so much to help us progress our work last year is recovering from a serious illness and we very much hope her recovery is speedy and complete! big hug from all your friends here in Wales, Verena!!! 
allthingsgood, cliff  (Walrus)