19 Jul No wind, but lots of marine life
19 July 2021
No wind, but lots of marine life
The wind in the Irish Sea is not cooperating very well. There is mainly no wind and if there is a little wind, it comes from the north. The forecast says that this will remain so for a while, the high-pressure area will continue to follow us for the time being. So, there are two options; either float beating the wind and hope we can kill most of the current if it goes against us so we can make a few miles with the current, or switch on the engine and head for the Scottish Hebrides to get there to have more time to float, walk, whatever. Easy choice.
Fortunately, the marine life on the Irish Sea is not too bad. We are regularly accompanied by dolphins usually common dolphins. The gannets, razorbills and kittiwakes are flying around our ears and tonight one even came on board to take a look.
And larger animals are also spotted. A few times we saw pilot whales and we also saw fin whales. It was from a distance, but it is always fun. Judging by the spray they were probably sei whales.
As always, at the beginning of the trip we asked the guests what they would like to see, do or experience and of the animals we only have to spot the puffin (Puffin) to get them all ticked off the list we made beforehand.