“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.” ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
Smalls Lighthouse, 06/07/16
23rd to 31st July is #NationalWhaleAndDolphinWeek (#NWDW). To celebrate, we are collaborating with Sea Watch and photographer Janet Baxter for a dedicated 3 hour cetacean photography trip.
This trip will provide a unique opportunity to spend time observing and photographing cetaceans. We will be joined by a Sea Watch researcher who will be doing data collection and be on hand to give you an in depth insight into the world of these enigmatic creatures.
This trip is specially designed with the needs of photographers and wildlife enthusiasts in mind and will include informal tuition from professional photgrapher Janet Baxter.
Numbers are limited to 8 paying passengers so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
Price £75 per person
The trip will be run during the week of the 23rd July but due to its weather dependent nature we will confirm the day and time closer to the time to avoid disappointment.
Repost from Hannah (@slightly_salty_ )
About 2 years ago I saw this rissos dolphin close to the Smalls lighthouse, West Wales. Yesterday I saw it (not sure on gender yet) again, off the South Bishop lighthouse this time, so many feels. Lovely to catch up with such a majestic, distinctive creature again, hope to be seeing more of it. I’ve always had a little bit of a thing for rissos. And beluga. And narwhal. As the future of our country is currently so uncertain, the loss of the European Union could mean big changes to the marine environment in our country, with the loss of our Special Areas of Conservation, it’s more important than ever that we raise awareness of marine issues and strive to create cleaner, safer seas for these cetaceans. @seawatchfoundation.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of working with Visit Wales, filming porpoise in Ramsey Sound and seals at the island. Ffion was being all famous and managed not to get all her chins out on camera (we really are the most un-photogenic crew on Atlantic Storm)!
Want to see some gulliemots? Hop on a trip soon as last night we saw the 1st of the gullies leaving the ledges and heading out to sea. How cute is this chick!
Seals seals and more seals. Looks like the breeders are starting to arrive at Ramsey for the summer. We will be on the look out for seal pups soon.
Can’t believe how quick the season is going, these little critters will be leaving Pembs soon for the winter. Come and see them before they are gone. Also, side note, can someone please give us the sunshine back? 🌞☔️
Today is the last day you can enter our giveaway. Hit us up on Facebook to enter.
Think I got a few funny looks from our passengers yesterday for getting REALLY excited to see a puffin at Ramsey! The reason I got so excited is because the puffins don’t currently breed on Ramsey (you will find them on Skomer and the North Bishop) but the RSPB have an ongoing project to reintroduce puffins to the island. Seeing them so close to the island means hopefully the project is working. It may also be worth noting here that when Ffion sent a text to Greg (RSPB Ramsey warden) to inform him that we had seen the puffin, her autocorrect changed the message to say that we had just seen a pug! Somehow I don’t think Greg is so interested in small dog sightings off the South East tip of Ramsey…