Fin whales bid us farewell on our final Biscay crossing
Final week: 17th – 24th September Hello from Ruth and Katy aboard Brittany Ferries Cap Finistere, this is our final blog for the season and what a FINtastic season it has been! Starting in the coastal waters of the Channel, we were surprised to see any dolphins at all, considering the sea was fairly choppy […]
Countless coastal water encounters & Fin Whales in the Canyons
10th – 16th Sept: Hi everyone, it’s Ruth returning for a final 2 weeks aboard Brittany Ferry’s Cap Finistere. It has been a while since I was last aboard and I tell you I have missed it so! After 9 weeks of surveying different mammals of a smaller kind in woodland sites around England, I […]
Plentiful Pilots and fascinating Fins
What a week! September has come around very quickly indeed as the final month starts for us Bay of Biscay wildlife officers on board Brittany Ferries Cap Finistere. This week I ventured into Biscay alone to see what lay ahead. With my first sunrise deck watch in three weeks the sun was very noticeably […]
Captivating Cuvier’s Create A Splash!!
After a few days of stormy seas, we were both apprehensive about what the morning would bring after noticing a large swell had picked up in the night. Yet, to our surprise we were welcomed into the Bay of Biscay with calm seas, but menacing clouds still remained. The beginning of our first watch was […]
Where there’s a will, there’s a whale!
What a week! Katy and Clare have had some amazing sightings in the past seven days and we’re going to attempt to describe these incredible moments to you. As usual, we’ve seen a fair few of our friendly Common Dolphins, who never fail to get the crowds excited and the children squealing. They also like […]