Monday, 28 July 2008


My sister and niece came for a visit this weekend and we got up early 
on Sunday morning to go Dolphin watching in the Tay estuary, 
on the east coast of Scotland (where i live). 
We spent an hour watch these beautiful  creatures glide effortlessly through the waters.
 They were very nosey came right up to the boat, much to our delight!!!
They feed on sea trout, which are in abundance this year so we were fortunate enough 
to watch a pod of about 40 bottle nosed dolphins, 
mothers and calves, adolescents and mature adults playing in the mouth of the river. 
They belong further north but travel down from the Murray firth for 
the fish between the months of April and September 
so still plenty of time to book another trip i think!




6 comments:

raining sheep said...

Dolphins are so much fun to watch and they always seem to be in a good mood :) Looks like you had a great day.

Mary-Laure said...

Oh, dolphins!
You're so lucky!
Yet another reason why I'd love to go to Scotland...

High Desert Diva said...

How cool!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh what fun! I could watch dolphins for hours on end. They're such happy & entertaining creatures! And the sounds they make are so funny...kind of like they're chuckling. Gorgeous!

sol y sombra creations said...

How wonderful! Dolphins are so much fun and magical to see...
I love to hear the little snippets from your daily adventures...
I should start being better about that on my blog...maybe if my life was a little more active...lol

jessicajane said...

wow, on the coast of scotland?? lucky you! my cousin is part scottish, so maybe we'll meet one day, haha. I used to collect dolphin stuff when I was younger. I went on a trip to Florida in the fourth grade and I've loved them ever since. Now I live in CA and I am obsessed with whales. haha.