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Monday, 1 July 2019

Not something you see every day

We popped into town to sort out a few errands and mistimed how long we were going to be out, I needed to eat so we had to grab some lunch from a supermarket.   Wanting to eat somewhere other than Morrison's car park, Management said "when you were away I was early for xxxxx appointment and I found a decent parking spot near the harbour where I killed some time".  So I followed his directions and we settled on a windswept patch of land with nothing between us and salty water.

And we had a walk, and we said sweary words because the only camera I had with us was my iPhone.  At first glance we were pleased to have seen a seal, then spotting the fin we figured it was a Harbour Porpoise, which would have been lovely, only it wasn't:



How often do you see THREE Bottlenose Dolphins?     (sorry, shouting in bold 😀 )

Absolute "O.M.G." moment . . . they swam near the breakwater once, the rest of the pictures I took were a little black fin far out in the distance, but it is nice to have proof of what we witnessed.















EDIT:  Blog Comments.
More than a few people seem to be having trouble commenting on various blogs, including Bag End.  I've turned off Comment Moderation here but the problem persists.  The only fix which might work is to completely clear all cookies and cache for both Google and Blogger, and then sign back in.  



26 comments:

  1. How lovely to see dolphins, that must have brightened your day. Here's hoping this comment goes through.

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    1. Yay, whatever you did worked this time. Hope you got my email :-)

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  2. what a treat ... although seeing the seals has to be wonderful too-
    regards as always from
    barb in texas

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    1. Hi Barb. We did not see a seal - our first assumption on seeing "oh, something large and dark in the water" was a seal, but the sighting rapidly progressed :)

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  3. How wonderful! Lucky you and the photos are OK so don't worry.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, I know the photos are 'acceptable' but all the time I was cursing knowing what sort of images I could have taken with the DSLR and a big lens 😞

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  4. Your photos are wonderful, what a treat to see the dolphins:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie, it certainly was a treat, ten minutes earlier or later and we would have probably missed them.

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  5. The photos are great and how exciting.

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    1. Thank you Jean, we do feel very lucky to have seen this.

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  6. What a wonderful sighting. I would be shouting in bold, too. X

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    1. Hi Jules, looking online it seems that this is not a common sighting . . . still shaking our heads in mild disbelief :-)

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  7. That is an O.M.G. moment. The last time we saw dolphins I didn't have my camera. We only get bottle-noses here, but you can see them on both east & west coasts & also here in Port Phillip Bay, where they have dolphin watch cruises. We saw them last when we caught the car ferry from Queenscliffe to Sorrento, which crosses the bay. Thanks for sharing. Huggles

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    1. Thanks Susan, I have never seen dolphin like this before so it was pretty special.

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  8. What a brilliant experience seeing three dolphins at once - I think I would have been shouting too! :)

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    1. Not what I expect off the coast of West cumbria, but rather lovely :)

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  9. Dear Jayne
    How wonderful to see the dolphins - they are such amazing creatures.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. You're right Ellie, it was amazing to see them so close and the lead dolphin - I assume the male - was huge.

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  10. Very nice treat indeed! I've been having issues commenting on (blogger) blogs lately but thought it was me.

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    1. Hi Kristin. Try logging out of everything, clearing all cache etc. Not just Blogger, but Google too. I know it can be a pain having to sign back into all your regular sites, but doing so generally sorts problems.

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  11. That seems to be the trick! Although I do have to clear the cache every time on my iPad (on my laptop it just magically works!). Thanks!

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  12. What a wonderful sight to see! I had a similar problem when I'd left the wrong lens on my camera when visiting Erddig. I had no zoom to capture any shots of the heron fishing on the canal.

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    1. Thanks Nikki-Ann. Incredibly frustrating because I rarely go out without a proper camera of some sort of another, but of course on this trip we were "just" doing some household errands, why would I need to take any photographs? Grrr !

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