Volunteer Laura is giving an account of the day...
We rose from the caravan this morning hoping that the wind from the night had passed, but the weatherman was right. It's blowing 25 knots from the south west. Beaufort scale 4 for sure. It's frustrating as we had seen harbour porpoises, bottlenose and Risso's dolphins 3 days ago so we know they're out there.
We had radio contact with team 'Life Aquatic' on Bardsey Island who confirmed it was too windy to do active dolphin searching but were occupied watching another newly born seal pup. The island looked almost tropical from the main land.
The coast guard hut at Mynedd Mawr was closed this morning but on Monday their volunteers seemed interested in showing WDCS's cetacean identification sheets as few people know that the dolphins use the waters around Bardsey Island. We get lots of interest from walkers passing by and we feel really welcomed into the area.
Jacki Clark, a volunteer living in Macclesfield, has a boat in Pwllheli and has kindly offered to use it to support our boat surveys. The wind is forecast to die down so we look to set sail Thursday and Friday. Fingers crossed!