Aaaaah Grassholm, land of gannets, land of smell! Good luck to Ramsey Island RSPB Centre wardens on their gannet logging trip today. If you fancy experiencing this sensory wonder for yourselves, hop on to our seabird, whale and dolphin expedition.
Lovely to have passengers out today who had seen Ffion and Jackie’s talk about Hiss the peregrine at Hay Festival last year out on the boat today to see some peregrines in the wild. Hiss was a peregrine that Ffion saved from drowning at Ramey Island, rehabilitated and released into the wild. Luckily the wildlife obliged and we got to see these beautiful birds! Photos by Rob Davies.
Beautiful slow mo common dolphin footage from our trip with Sea Watch foundation this week.
Did you know it’s National Whale and Dolphin Week? (#NWDW). This week we will be sharing some of the cetaceans you can see in the UK. Today we chose the awe inspiring orca. These can be hard to find in the UK but they are around! This is a pic Hannah snapped on the North Atlantic last year. Also, if you are interested, check out our trip in collaboration with Sea Watch.
Big day for St Davids Lifeboat RNLI as they got good old Norah (the lifeboat) in the station for the 1st time. Ffi has been on the lifeboat crew for about 11 years now, saving lives at sea. She can’t wait to slide down the new ramp!
Another glorious day in Pembrokeshire. Last night we headed out to the North Bishop & managed to catch up with a few puffins. The auks (razorbills, puffins and guillemots) are leaving the islands now, heading out to sea for the rest of the summer, Autumn and winter. If you fancy seeing them, don’t wait, hop on a boat in the next few days to catch them before they are gone.
Last week Hannah abandoned us for adventures on the west coast of Scotland aboard Eda Frandsen Sailing. This is what she got up to:
It is such a stunning bit of coastline and exploring it by sail seems like the perfect thing to do. The weather was beautiful with perfect light winds. We sailed to Skye, Canna and the Knoydart peninsula. Amazing food including the freshest crab you can get and lovely company. Would highly recommend them. Thanks James, Chloe and Gabriel.
Guillemots on Grassholm pretending to be gannets! The guillemots nest in amongst the gannets as the gannets tend to be a big deterrent for predators such as greater black back gulls. Clever guilles!
Photos by Pete Hellon
Need a new perspective? Hop out on the boat with us and come and draw at sea. How amazing is this location drawing by Sarah J Brown! Fabulous colours.
Can you tell what it is yet? Close up of a Sea Gooseberry at Ramsey, you can really see how they refract the light.