A Bay to Remember

This week I went with a friend in search of Dolphins in the Cardigan Bay, with a company called ‘A Bay to Remember’ In their literature it stated that on the hour trip I was doing that we had a 50% chance of seeing Dolphins..so here’s hoping!

While we were out, Pembrokeshire suffered a huge storm, thunder & lightening! We didn’t see that-just the rain-note to self-next time wear waterproof bottoms as well as a coat!

Tony, our boat Skipper was a very conscientious driver and made easy work of the swell and did his best to keep us out of the rain. The boat that came in just before us had seen a large pod of Dolphins that gave them a good show of jumping and blowing, but for us, I think the rain had sent them far away-not a dolphin in sight. We saw a solitary Gannet, and got excited for a while, but no luck! We were given some excellent commentary from the experienced second in command, who gave us all the history of Holm Island and the birds there-on.

After searching in vain, we were then treated to a large group of seals enjoying an afternoon sleep on one of the pebble beaches. It took me a long time to realise there were seals there, as they just looked like big grey boulders but they were so nosey, they all started to come into the water to have a look and then reminded me of Meerkats standing up on their back legs to get a good view!

The geology around the bays was fantastic and we drove into 2 caves for a closer look. I wish I’d taken more notice of my geology lessons in school!P1020179Dophin

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An impersonation of a Meerkat!

 

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