Monday, 10 October 2016

Strumble diary 09/10/2016

A quiet start to the session with calm waters on a sunny afternoon with a light easterly breeze. Small tides brought a slower moving tidal race with not a lot of action close in. A mile or so out there was around a hundred gannets spread over the 180degree view however it was difficult to see if there were any porps below them. Thankfully a few groups of porps moved through, some slow some moving quite fast which made the short session worthwhile. Several visitors approached and were educated on the wildlife of the waters around the Strumble area. It's lovely to be able to pass on local knowledge and to see it appreciated. One couple who had been coming here for years had never seen the porpoise so when I pointed them out and told them how to spot them they were delighted.