After some routine maintenance in East Ferry I took a window of opportunity in what has been a bad spell of weather to bring the Ocean Ranger back to Kinsale. While Tuesday’s weather was better than the surrounding days there was an eeriness and a feeling of being watched as we ploughed through the dense fog. So it was no surprise – although I must admit my heart skipped a beat – when a large black seal apeared beside the boat just off the Ling Rocks. We were rewarded with further sightings of our abundance of wildlife when a large pod of Dolphins appeared through the mist just south of the Sovereign Islands. To see them playfully diving through the waves and the fog really brightened up the journey…it was just a pity I’d left the camera at home!