When I came down to the boat the other morning I was greeted by a Baby Puffin (Puffling) on the deck of the boat. I was gob smacked it was even there and what on earth was it doing on the boat. I know they are attracted by light and sound but the engines were off, I don’t have any flood lights on the boat, so how the hell did it get there.
Before I started to ask questions I put it in the wheelhouse to keep it safe.
On the pier I saw the harbour master and asked him if the harbour office light was on last night. He said no but his assistant said that he was out for a walk and there was lots of noise coming from the harbour office area. He decided to investigate and when he arrived there was a few teenagers playing music quite load and he also noticed the flood light above the harbour office was on, so he turned it off.
Now this could the the answer I was looking for but why my boat? Why was it even on the boat to start with. To be honest I don’t have a clue but they are lovely to see, so we decided to take it back out to the open sea.
As we got a bit further out from the harbour we had a look around to see if their were any gulls around and the coast was clear, so we let it go.
Boy oh boy was he happy to be away. Not even a glance back to say thank you.