[above – the pilot was getting a bit worried we were 45 minutes out and still hadn’t spotted a whale. Fuel was running out and we were starting to mutter in the back. Luckily this chap appeared and everyone was happy.] Oh dear, a set of dud batteries from the local supermarket crashed the camera for this outing. However, I must say that after abandoning the camera the day improved dramatically.


Due to technical problems (batteries) we had to rely on mobile phones (Madeleine’s which was better than Matthew’s) for most of the photography. Madeleine attempted to take a video on her phone; not easy with one hand to steady herself whilst the boat was pitching and rolling. This was our best effort:


However, we saw a couple of sperm whales in two different sightings. They were just ‘lolloping’ along in no hurry followed by two boats from the Whale Watch. After a while we were told to watch out for the second one that was about to dive and we saw it take a deep breath and dive down with it’s tail up in the air. However, here’s the Whale Watch video that shows what we saw pretty much apart from the weather when we went out was a bit rougher …