Sunday, 22 June 2014

Dolphins in Mounts Bay

Wehave left Newlyn harbour and Sy Michael's Mount and a family of three dolphins/porpoises played around us while we nudged out to sea. Unbelievably beautiful and visible on the clear water. Very special. Off to round Zlands End tidal gate at 0900, then turning NE towards Padstow ETA 1830, quite a long day today because if the tidal calculations. Alastair joins us for supper this evening. Photo of dolphins/porpoises attached (anyone know the difference)


  1. The difference between dolphin and porpoise is most obvious in the shape of the mouth: dolphins have a long, pointy one while that of a porpoise is stumpy/rounded. Or at least that's what I get from google images!

  2. Or: if it doesn't look like Flipper, it's not a dolphin!