... but thankfully lots of pictures!
I've just back from my second week on Mull. A different selection of staff this time so I was on boats everyday, and BOY did they deliver!
|Got my camo threads ready to go!|
Day two, Staffa Tours, out by the Cairns of Coll in beautiful weather. Two wonderful minke whales - the first I've seen around Mull.
Staffa tours continued to deliver on both day two and three, with 18 basking sharks observed between the two trips!
|White scarring on the nose, possibly from a boat strike|
I'll continue with the birds...
...there were stonking seabirds!
On Sula Beag, I spotted two red throated divers, and Ewen and Andy bagged two more.
|I lost my lens hood for these shots... I don't even care|
Then of course there were two more visits to Lunga with Staffa Tours :)
The spot Phil picked out for the student's observation exercises afforded great views of a number of species, the cynic in me thinks it was deliberately chosen for its photo oportunities...
|This week there were plenty of fluffy Fulmar chicks on show.|
|I've been trying for decent Fulmar shots for a year|
|Once again it was puffin fantastic!|
|loads of sand eels = loads of terns|
|Black Guillemots around Staffa|
All in all, I'm very, very happy! Now I REALLY need sleep!