Lucy: The title of this post, is deliberately, quite similar to the title of my old blog, over on the google platform, that I curated for many years. It describes perfectly what I spend a lot of my time doing.
The last couple of days I've been out and about with clients, wildlife guiding. Yesterday we were on a Hotspot Safari- quite literally a tour of the best palces to watch wildlife on Arran. The day began beautifully, with otters and sunshine. There were snipe on the beach (who expected that?) and a red throated diver out to sea. Later in the day the weather deteriorated, but we were treated by a show of strength by the stags on the hills above the Newton Shore, who are in full rutting mode just now. Very dramatic.
This morning was a typical dreich west coast day with strong westerlies. I wondered whether to call it but hoped that we could find a bit of shelter, and some sheltered water for an otter watching session. Happily when we hit the shore, the rocks along the beach gave a bit of protection and we saw plenty of activity, incluing a female with two cubs, who bounced and flounced amongst the waves while their mother fished for breakfast. Later, we took a stroll along the shore the watch seals and found these lovely otter tracks in the sand.