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Old 10 August 2010, 15:35   #1
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Dolphins off Jersey's east coast last night

Went out for a short spin as it was so nice, and luckily had the video camera with us. Would have been even better if the lens hadn't steamed up towards the end. Great shot of one jumping out the water at 3min35.

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Old 10 August 2010, 15:46   #2
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Awesome! They wouldn't leave you alone would they! I haven't seen a single one yet this year
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Need to get round to Gorey, just off the Horn and around the Banc de Chateau
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Wow ! how cool is that ! Never seen any fotage of a pod as large and active as that in the channel / channel islnds before. Very impressive
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Awesome! They wouldn't leave you alone would they! I haven't seen a single one yet this year
Might be that Harpoon Launcher that's spooking them
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Nice vid Erin, they add a special something to any trip out.
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Old 10 August 2010, 17:27   #7
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They're not exactly plentyful around these parts. Had a pair larking about 50mtrs from us in the SR4 earlier in the year. It was first trip out with the SR in the mouth of the Helford.
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Nice vid! 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
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I was thinking about your trip to the Minquiers on Wednesday and half considered coming down on the rising tide in the afternoon to have a mooch. I've seen photos of huge sand bars at low tide, but don't know where they are in relation to the main isle. Can you put me out of my misery? I'm wondering whether they're accesible from the main anchoring area just east of the southernmost bog or whether it is best to beach somewhere else to get to them.
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We were on Minquiers (sp?) yesterday with a group of french ribbers (Cap Breizh) and we encountered a huge pod of them
I had no idea the collective term for ribbers was a pod, you learn something new every day
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