All four seasons experienced on our first survey from Kyle of Lochalsh — Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust

All four seasons experienced on our first survey from Kyle of Lochalsh — Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust

The next day we turned back south towards North Uist, encountering our first minke whale of the survey, as well as another pod of common dolphins and a breaching basking shark! We spent a glorious evening in Loch Maddy with some of us enjoying a sunset run before a visit to the pub and a game of pool, with victory going to the girls! We continued to sail south early next morning, with a mixture of sunshine and showers bringing several vivid rainbows. However, the sunshine prevailed and we had a spectacular sail all the way to the Isle of Rum. On the way we encountered a feeding frenzy, with hundreds of diving gannets and a large pod of common dolphins, who finished feeding and came into bow-ride for a very special 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the sunshine did not last and we were storm bound the next day as the wind howled around the boat. However, we had a great day baking and playing games, before managing to get ashore that evening to explore.

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