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The Autumn light out on the water today was glorious. All the wildlife came out to play with lovely sightings of chough, peregrine and porpoise as well as lots of seals! And a dramatic Atlantic swell courtesy of Hurricane Nicole from the other side of the Pond! The  sea has a totally different feel to it in Autumn, it somehow carries a suggestion of the power of the winter storms to come!
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The Autumn light out on the water today was glorious. All the wildlife came out to play with lovely sightings of chough, peregrine and porpoise as well as lots of seals! And a dramatic Atlantic swell courtesy of Hurricane Nicole from the other side of the Pond! The sea has a totally different feel to it in Autumn, it somehow carries a suggestion of the power of the winter storms to come!

The Autumn light out on the water today was glorious. All the wildlife came out to play with lovely sightings of chough, peregrine and porpoise as well as lots of seals! And a dramatic Atlantic swell courtesy of Hurricane Nicole from the other side of the Pond! The sea has a totally different feel to it in Autumn, it somehow carries a suggestion of the power of the winter storms to come!

It is always so nice to have a settled spell in autumn and this year has definitely not disappointed.  So whilst we have had a short break off the water in the post summer lull we will be back in full swing for half term, weather permitting!
There is still plenty about offshore so, in addition to the attraction of the obligatory seal pups at this time of year, we will be hoping to catch up with some of these beauties as well!
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It is always so nice to have a settled spell in autumn and this year has definitely not disappointed. So whilst we have had a short break off the water in the post summer lull we will be back in full swing for half term, weather permitting! There is still plenty about offshore so, in addition to the attraction of the obligatory seal pups at this time of year, we will be hoping to catch up with some of these beauties as well!

It is always so nice to have a settled spell in autumn and this year has definitely not disappointed. So whilst we have had a short break off the water in the post summer lull we will be back in full swing for half term, weather permitting!
There is still plenty about offshore so, in addition to the attraction of the obligatory seal pups at this time of year, we will be hoping to catch up with some of these beauties as well!

The light on the water on our last sojourn offshore was stunning, and we're pleased to report that the dolphins were very obliging for our cetacean ID trip with Sea Watch.  Thanks to crew member Pete Hellon for the atmospheric pic of the Small Lighthouse.
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The light on the water on our last sojourn offshore was stunning, and we’re pleased to report that the dolphins were very obliging for our cetacean ID trip with Sea Watch. Thanks to crew member Pete Hellon for the atmospheric pic of the Small Lighthouse.

The light on the water on our last sojourn offshore was stunning, and we’re pleased to report that the dolphins were very obliging for our cetacean ID trip with Sea Watch. Thanks to crew member Pete Hellon for the atmospheric pic of the Small Lighthouse.

Despite a bit of rain, we had some lovely views of the seals out round Ramsey today.  Thanks to Huw James for the pictures. 
One of the seal's we saw today appeared to be blind with what looked like cataracts on both eyes - It is not unheard of for blind seal to survive as they use their super sensitive whiskers to hunt their prey often more than their eyesight.
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Despite a bit of rain, we had some lovely views of the seals out round Ramsey today. Thanks to Huw James for the pictures. One of the seal’s we saw today appeared to be blind with what looked like cataracts on both eyes – It is not unheard of for blind seal to survive as they use their super sensitive whiskers to hunt their prey often more than their eyesight.

Despite a bit of rain, we had some lovely views of the seals out round Ramsey today. Thanks to Huw James for the pictures.
One of the seal’s we saw today appeared to be blind with what looked like cataracts on both eyes – It is not unheard of for blind seal to survive as they use their super sensitive whiskers to hunt their prey often more than their eyesight.

Well a beautiful evening to end a blustery day.  We managed to sneak in a trip around Ramsey yesterday morning  before it got too windy, no such luck today! Looks like a day for catching up on office jobs, even Belle the dog doesn't fancy going out this morning.
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Well a beautiful evening to end a blustery day. We managed to sneak in a trip around Ramsey yesterday morning before it got too windy, no such luck today! Looks like a day for catching up on office jobs, even Belle the dog doesn’t fancy going out this morning.

Well a beautiful evening to end a blustery day. We managed to sneak in a trip around Ramsey yesterday morning before it got too windy, no such luck today! Looks like a day for catching up on office jobs, even Belle the dog doesn’t fancy going out this morning.

Well it's a tad windy out there today so we are not sailing, but thought you might appreciate this video of a blow hole going off in the swell at the back of Ramsey last week! 
The good news is the weather is looking much better tomorrow so we will be running trips from 11.00.
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Well it’s a tad windy out there today so we are not sailing, but thought you might appreciate this video of a blow hole going off in the swell at the back of Ramsey last week! The good news is the weather is looking much better tomorrow so we will be running trips from 11.00.

Well it’s a tad windy out there today so we are not sailing, but thought you might appreciate this video of a blow hole going off in the swell at the back of Ramsey last week!
The good news is the weather is looking much better tomorrow so we will be running trips from 11.00.

October last year we were involved in helping with a rescue mission to Grassholm Island with the RSPB wardens from Ramsey. Ffion joined the team to help cut free the gannet chicks (and adults) that get tethered to their nests by the  twine and netting they often use use to build them.  Gannets will collect anything they find floating on the surface of the sea for their nests and sadly today this is as likely to be plastic as seaweed. The sheer scale of marine litter on Grassholm is shocking. 
Photographer Sam Hobson joined us to document it all in photographs. It is a heart breaking sight and Sam's pictures are amazing if upsetting, well worth a look. We think they deserved to win!
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October last year we were involved in helping with a rescue mission to Grassholm Island with the RSPB wardens from Ramsey. Ffion joined the team to help cut free the gannet chicks (and adults) that get tethered to their nests by the twine and netting they often use use to build them. Gannets will collect anything they find floating on the surface of the sea for their nests and sadly today this is as likely to be plastic as seaweed. The sheer scale of marine litter on Grassholm is shocking. Photographer Sam Hobson joined us to document it all in photographs. It is a heart breaking sight and Sam’s pictures are amazing if upsetting, well worth a look. We think they deserved to win!

October last year we were involved in helping with a rescue mission to Grassholm Island with the RSPB wardens from Ramsey. Ffion joined the team to help cut free the gannet chicks (and adults) that get tethered to their nests by the twine and netting they often use use to build them. Gannets will collect anything they find floating on the surface of the sea for their nests and sadly today this is as likely to be plastic as seaweed. The sheer scale of marine litter on Grassholm is shocking.
Photographer Sam Hobson joined us to document it all in photographs. It is a heart breaking sight and Sam’s pictures are amazing if upsetting, well worth a look. We think they deserved to win!

So our latest excitement on Friday was provided by our first sighting this year of one of these strange creatures at the north end of Ramsey Island!  Sunfish, or mola mola, are the world's heaviest bony fish and whilst we usually only see little ones this far north, in warmer waters they can grow to an immense 3.2m and weigh up to 2300kg.
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So our latest excitement on Friday was provided by our first sighting this year of one of these strange creatures at the north end of Ramsey Island! Sunfish, or mola mola, are the world’s heaviest bony fish and whilst we usually only see little ones this far north, in warmer waters they can grow to an immense 3.2m and weigh up to 2300kg.

So our latest excitement on Friday was provided by our first sighting this year of one of these strange creatures at the north end of Ramsey Island! Sunfish, or mola mola, are the world’s heaviest bony fish and whilst we usually only see little ones this far north, in warmer waters they can grow to an immense 3.2m and weigh up to 2300kg.

You are in safe hands with us! Skipper Ffion Rees  may be small, but she is mighty! She has been working the waters round Ramsey for over 20 years (even if she doesn't look it), a member of the lifeboat crew for over 10 years, a WISE accredited skipper, powerboat instructor and a qualified Marine Mammal Observer. Oh, and she has recently completed her first Atlantic crossing, just something she did in her spare time!
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You are in safe hands with us! Skipper Ffion Rees may be small, but she is mighty! She has been working the waters round Ramsey for over 20 years (even if she doesn’t look it), a member of the lifeboat crew for over 10 years, a WISE accredited skipper, powerboat instructor and a qualified Marine Mammal Observer. Oh, and she has recently completed her first Atlantic crossing, just something she did in her spare time!

You are in safe hands with us! Skipper Ffion Rees may be small, but she is mighty! She has been working the waters round Ramsey for over 20 years (even if she doesn’t look it), a member of the lifeboat crew for over 10 years, a WISE accredited skipper, powerboat instructor and a qualified Marine Mammal Observer. Oh, and she has recently completed her first Atlantic crossing, just something she did in her spare time!