Originally Posted by Andy Gee
We sat and watched a pod of aboud 30 or so last week at Crinnan on the Sound of Jura
jumping out the water a generally being mental, never saw any Basking sharks though
Heard they were about around Crinan Andy, but haven't managed to be there when they are yet. However, took advantage of the first high pressure and settled weather of the season and cruised out to Erraid - Tinkers Hole and 'David Balfour's Bay'.
'D B Bay' was as clear blue and turquoise as ever - and all the time I was there (about 3 hours) a basking shark swam round and round the bay. Still there when I left. Quite small relative to ones I have seen in the past off SE Ireland so I guess it was quite young.
Came back through Corryvreckan and saw many seabirds and a few porpoises in the Great Race area, but no dolphins. Seen many Minke and Orca whales there in the past, but not that time.
I think I saw you from my window skirting the moorings at Ardfern not too long ago. 'Rathmor' looked a super boat. My son blagged a few trips on either 'Castor' or 'Pollux' (I can't remember which) a few years ago and came back starry eyed at being given the chance to helm one of these Redbays ( he was only 15 at the time).