We were on Minquiers (sp?) yesterday with a group of french ribbers (Cap Breizh) and we encountered a huge pod of them as we exited on the south side. We too have got a great video, they were just playing with the boat, we were going along at a steady 25knts and one came up and brushed the bottom of the tube with its fin - fantastic! Thats only the second time we've seen them in the past 10 years of boating in these parts.
Whilst on Minquiers, moored to a beach, the sand was suddenly a squirming mass of fish! A shoal of sand eel I believe had become beached and they were making their way up through the sand, so even once we had cleared the beach, it was a good game to walk about and be the first to spot the next one! Everyone in the group had huge handfuls, it was absolutely incredible, they should make for a good supper tonight
Went out to the bay of St. Cast today to have our first go at waterskiing, in short it was a disaster - wrong day (a little too rough for a beginner), wrong place (there were dinghys, kitesurfers and boats with waterskiiers everywhere) and above all wrong observer
mum just isn't confident enough to watch me and not the waves ahead
Signs are promising though, only had two goes until mum made us go home, but I managed to nearly get out on the second, hopefully with a good observer it should prove great fun