Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Porthcawl Porpoise

I set out this morning on my first Porthcawl survey of 2017. Conditions at home (7 miles from the sea) were perfect. I reached Rest Bay in a  NW 2  breeze and light swell, set up my telescope and then checked sea conditions through binoculars before starting. I was horrified. Sea state 3 while I was expecting 1. As I was assessing sea state a porpoise popped up about 500m away and this is very close for Porthcawl. What a lovely way to start 2017 surveys. I stayed for an hour and picked up another porp about a mile out.