There was some query as to where the ship started out, was it from Tilbury Docks, many miles East of London, or was it Southampton U.K. on the South coast of England. Whichever port this cruise liner came from, she was more than a delightful sight when I saw her. The passenger I spoke to joined the cruise ship in Edinburgh!
The main comment was that the passengers, thus far, had not been in a port for any length of time. On the future itinerary, was a visit the Pharoes, Iceland and Poland.
A couple of intrepid canoeists wisely hugged the coast line. Knowing their craft were not suitable for going out any further into exposed deep waters, they turned at the cliff head and set on their return to base.
It seemed it was going to be a 'porpoise-less' trip, then all of a sudden a pair of fins broke the surface of the sea, then arched dark shiny bodies appeared. In the blink of an eye they disappeared, re-appearing moments later in a different spot. Further over, I saw another pair of porpoises diving together. The porpoises moved so fast, and because I had no real idea where they might re-appear from the deep dives they indulged in, (they were probably feeding) most of my photo shots are of disturbed whirls of water where the porpoises had showed up. Just one picture shows a fin and a little of the body, in the far distance. Hopefully, you will be able to make out the disappearing porpoise to the right of the picture.
On a happier note…
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