Day 3 of my holiday (4/7/17) and I had booked a trip with Marine Discovery Penzance for the afternoon, but the weather was grey a drizzly. I tested my camera gear (and my technique with the new set up!) on a house sparrow.
Then a pod of common dolphins appeared and were bow riding the boat. As I was not on Marine Discovery’s usual catamaran boat, but instead ona fishing boat (I was warned as I was booking) I could not get to the front of the the boat, so the angle for the photos was not ideal, but I got a couple of nice shots.
The highlight for me was seeing an Ocean Sunfish Mola mola, the biggest ‘bony fish’ in the world and something I read about in books since I was a child. Sadly it wasn’t sunbathing on its side, so the photo is not that great.
I spent much of the boat trip trying to get a manx shearwater in flight, but most they time they didn’t come close enough and were impossible to track when moving across the bow. I managed to get a few though.
A lovely trip and can’t wait to get back out on a boat again exploring our wonderful seas.