Well we had our first Pelagic Trip today and we could have not asked for a better day.
We headed out at 10.30am with the sun shinning and a little S.W. Wind, we decided to go south along the coast as the wind was a little chilly and I thought if we have an hour of this then we will have it on our backs as we head out.
Just as we got past Craster we came across 2 Harbour Porpoise showing really well. It was about that time we turned and headed out to sea and just as we did Keith spotted a Bonxie. As I grabbed my camera in a hurry I must have knocked my battery clip and out popped the battery, so by the time I got it back in it was to far away.
Along the way out we were really surprised on how many Guilliemot chicks and their fathers, Pufflings and Arctic Terns we saw. It was not far from there that we saw lots of Gannets circling and then other pair of Harbour Porpoise. This time it was an adult and a teenager and again showing well.
As we got out to the Farne Deeps we were greeted with lots of Kittiwakes, Guilliemots, Arctic Terns, Puffins, Gannets and 4 Arctic Skua’s, but the best of all was Manx Shearwaters with a group of 12 just sitting on the water.
As we cruised north passing large numbers of feeding birds. slowing everytime hoping to see any Dolphins or Whales but with no joy.
We kept on going until we arrived at the Longstone Island where we were greeted by loads of Seals, Turnstones, Purple Sandpipers and over 300 Golden Plovers.
Overall we had a great day and there is always next time. A big thank you to everyone who joined Serenity today.
We only have a few spaces left for our next trip so don’t miss out.