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Old 29 March 2005, 06:09   #1
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Tuna friendly dolphins!

Only kidding!

We tried to go out on Friday morning and were held back by thick fog and decided that the pub was probably a better spent use of our time rather than sitting and watching the white stuff. Unfortuantely too many beers later and the sun came out and the fog lifted......b*gger!

We went out again on Saturday morning for a dive, again surrounded by fog...although not as thick as the previous day. Pretty uneventful dive and bl**dy cold if I do say so, but on our exit from the water we were surrounded by around 20 dolphins who appeared to be in a very playful mood and soaked one of the girls who was boat handling at the time!

They stayed around us for about 30mins, but we had to get back in for the tide and the footy.

So what was a pretty dire day.........thanks to a bunch of enthusiastic dolphins turned out to be a top morning in the fog!

I have never seen so many in one place at one time and they have apparently been buzzing the Sarnia Harbour work boat for the past few weeks. Anyone know anything about dolphins and whether they are likely to stay or if they are just passin' through???
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Old 31 March 2005, 05:38   #2
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Probably the same ones I saw round the back of Herm a couple of weeks ago. Don't know if they hang around or not, I guess it depends on fish availability!

Judging by my lack of success on Monday afternoon, the've eaten them all....
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I dont believe it !!!!!

Still not seen any ****!!!1!!! dolphins. I was out On Friday afternoon so could have only just missed them.

Are you sure the pair of you are not just trying to wind me up ? If you are its working!!!!
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No not winding you up, I know a few people who've seen them too.

Looking a bit fairer for the weekend, best you clock up a few more engine hours and you might get lucky!!!
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Sorry Alan!

We watched them for quite a while and looked quite content to play around only a few meters from the rib.

They seem to have been kicking around for ages so would suspect that you'll see them one day!!

Weather looks good for the weekend although I'll be in Bolton.....out on the lash and then watching the Bolton vs. Liverpool game at Anfield....and then out on the lash again.......hopefully to celebrate Boltons victory.....although not holding my breath!!!

Have a good one this weekend!!!!!
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Will be out 25 hours tomorrow!

Thanks guys. Will be out over the weekend continuing the fruitless search for the invisible dolphins......


Alan

Would like to arrange an outing to Carteret within the next month. Could be a return on the tide job and bring your friends etc.

Would you like to pencil in a weekend during April ?
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Just took mine round to the Crown at lunchtime. Going to Herm for tea tonight if you can get you boat out you're welcome to join us.
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Thanks but have to go out for a drink tonight.

Will be in Herm tomorrow for Lunch with a full boat. Search for the Dolphins first. Will be going out at about 11am.

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Yeah, funny how when the sun comes out, everyone's e-mailing with <hint>"doing anything tonight" </hint> messages! We're full tonight too.

Graham's got the boat tomorrow, you might see him in Herm.

I'll be out on Sunday, hopefulyl wakeboarding, jippy shoulder allowing.

Good luck with the dolphins!
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Dolphins are very cool.

I was in Plymouth Sound and one jumped across the bow of the boat at 15 knots, scared the hell out of me. I thought it was a submarine spike of something!

Its worth noting that you sound never touch them! The oil in your fingers damages their skin in the wild. (Plus the teeth do look a bit vicious!)

Best one so far was a Basking Shark. Went right under the 3.10 Avon I was in. Scared the bejesus out of me. It was massive compared to the toy I was sitting in! It moved its tail so slowly but was actually fairly shifting through the water.

Seen a couple of Seals down in Falmouth as well. I think that one is "native" to falmouth though!

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