After a bit of a quiet spell in this area some dolphins are beginning to break the waters surface - even if its at a distance like this shot of Adopt A Dolphin Kesslet's son Charlie doing a nice inverted breach near Rosemarkie Bay.
Seasons Greetings from a chilly North Kessock in Scotland - although I personally have a nice warm glow inside as I was watching WDC Adopt a Dolphin star "Kesslet" this morning with her little baby, only four months old and having great fun with big brother "Charlie" - the three dolphins were in the Kessock Channel
Hanging around a chilly beach in December might not sound like everyones cup of tea but it was well worth it this morning as my friends Alan, David and Anne and I not only spotted Zephyr and her youngster near Chanonry Point but coming the other way were adopt a dolphin Kesslet and her wee baby, both looking great - plus Kesslets big son Charli
I had a very, very cold three hours session at Chanonry Point this morning but it was well worth it.
The weather in this later part of October has been wonderful - meaning I have had plenty of opportunity for getting out and tracking down the Adopt a Dolphin individual dolphins that you so generously support.
The autumn gales are making the seas around the Black Isle very rough and not very comfortable to be on for us humans - but the resident dolphins don't mind rough seas, a few feet under the surface it is a much more serene world than the spray filled upper surface.
I had a wonderful day recently out at sea onboard Aberdeen University's research boat.