Hugo and the Dolphins

Hugo and the Dolphins

Another great trip with Cornish Sea Tours. Hugo (picture below) was down for his summer holidays and very kindly agreed to come out and crew with us on SeaXplorer. The condition’s were perfect; beautiful flat sea, blue skies, white fluffy clouds and a gentle rolling ocean swell. Hugo fired the twin 175hp suzukis up, helped with the mooring ropes and we were off for what was one of the best trips of the year. We made it all the way to Tintagel and went right into the bay there to see the castle and it’s precarious bridges and walkways. Hugo helped with some useful adjusting of the engine tilt at this point. We also discovered a massive cave on the west side of Tintagel Head which seemed to have a walkway cut into the cliff just below its roof, I’ll be going back with ropes to explore it further. On the way back we bumped into a pod of common dolphins who had just finished feeding so were very relaxed and played alongside the boat for 30 minutes or so (video link below). They displayed lots of social behavior, nudging and sinking each other and a lot of side rolling. The water was crystal clear so the footage is absolutely brilliant. We always seem to find lots of wildlife when Hugo’s on the boat, I’m already looking forward to having the little scamp back next year.

Youtube Video Link ‘Hugo & the Dolphins.mov’

 

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