Friday, August 23, 2013

"In search of cetaceans and seabirds"............

With Mrs S's arthritis causing her ever increasing mobility problems we decided to take the easy option for this year's holiday of a 12 night cruise from Southampton to Menorca and back calling at Lisbon,Alicante,Mahon,Gibralter and La Coruna.
Covering a large distance mean't 6 full days at sea which was particularly attractive as I could spend a fair bit of time seawatching for cetaceans and seabirds,having done a pelagic and the ferry crossing to Santander previously I knew that the Bay of Biscay which we would cross on the outgoing and return legs could hold good numbers of both.
I also managed some seawatching on days where we had been in port during the late afternoon/early evening before our evening meal.
Here's a selection of images taken mainly from the cruise ship and close to port of my various encounters.........

Oh,and with fantastic weather,great ship,great food and fantastic entertainment Teresa thoroughly enjoyed herself as well !!