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.
“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.