|Out on the rough waves of Newquay|
First up was a two hour morning ride at Newquay. We travelled along the north coast of Cornwall in rough conditions. I saw very little. Kittiewakes, cormorants, the odd guillemot and a single seal and a lot of big waves knocking into the boat. It was disappointing and I was lucky not to suffer any seasickness.
|Thrill seekers jumping off the rocks!|
The best part of my Newquay trip came when we got back into the harbour. A male grey seal was waiting for us and swam over to meet us. He was a very friendly seal who was obviously hoping that we had fish for him to eat. If only the rest of the trip was like this!
|Ready for my ocean adventure!|
|All aboard the Shearwater II|
We made our way along the Cornish South Coast with St Michael's Mount behind us in the distance. Our first spot was at a group of rocks offshore to Mousehole. Here was a small group of grey seals lazing it out on the rocks. It amazes me how some of them managed to get up on the larger rocks. Our guides knew each one by name and age as each seal has a unique spot pattern on their bodies. We were also shown fulmars, kittiewakes, Mediterranean gulls and oystercatchers.
|St Michael's Mount|
|Mother and calf|
|Bow-riding with us|
|Gannet and Manx Shearwters|