Sunday, 15 September 2013

Isle Of Mull Trip Cont:

Monday was sight seeing day and Pete and Allen were great hosts and although they have seen the Isle many times were very patient and showed us round, with Tobermory being a stop for lunch, as they had told us about the famous Fish and Chips, and boy they did not disappoint (you can just see the Mobile Van on the key side just to the left of the picture), on the way back we ended up at Calgary Bay where the shout from Steve this time was not "Eagle" but "Shark Fins", he had spotted Basking Sharks in the bay and this time at least I had my shoes on!! Tuesday brought my first chance at an Otter close up and out of the water and trying to keep as low as the guy's, we edged as close as we could, but unfortunately four people with large camera's (especially in Pete's case) does attract attention and we turned to see at least three cars stopped, which would not have been too bad but why is it when it had taken us all a good three quarters of an hour to get into position do people in bright clothing think they can stroll right up behind you in full view of the Wildlife and not disturb the subject (do they think they are short sighted or something)and do they not wonder why we are virtually on our bellies among wet rocks and slimy seaweed !! It is beyond belief, but I did manage a Gannet shot as one flew over our heads while waiting for the Otter to emerge from the water.

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