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2017 Season’s Spectacles!

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An Otter-view Overall, the 2017 season can be summed up in one word; unpredictable. Whether it was June or September, we could never really tell what we were going to encounter day to day aboard our boats. We had a few surprises, a few frights, and some amazing sightings in-between, all of which will be…

The End…

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Seasonal Sayonara… Well, this is it the folks; the final update blog for the season. With a week left until the doors close (and our big round-up of the season’s hightlights), it’s time to report what’s been going on in the Moray Firth one last time. Sadly, there hasn’t really been too much to report!…

The Penultimate Update Blog

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They Think It’s All Over… (Well it will be soon!) That’s right – there are only two weeks left in our season! So this blog will be one of the last update blogs for this year; we’ll be doing a full recap piece on the last day of the season to highlight the best sightings…

Spooks and Scoop(y)s!

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It’s Been a While! For the first time in a while, last week saw us getting a visit from not just two, but three, dolphins! While Kesslet and Charlie were present most days (and sometimes for the whole day too), they had a random visit from Scoopy on Thursday, who returned to this part of…

Onward and October-ward!

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The Final Curtain Call… It’s finally October, and that now means that there is only a month left until the end of the season; come to Hallowe’en, our 2017 will have come to a close. It’s been a weird and wonderful season, with some fantastic sightings, some drama, and a spattering of mystery here and…

Play Time!

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The Gruesome Twosome Make a Splash! It had been a quiet month up until a couple of days ago! Kesslet, and at times Charlie too, are starting to become more commonplace in the firth again. While they’re not always in their usual haunts due to the dwindling salmon, the pair are still finding food around…

Like Herding… Dolphins?

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A Difficult Month Whew, and we thought August was a toughie! September is proving quite the handful so far, with our wildlife being so much less predictable than they were even last month! While the dolphins seem to be moving around a lot, Mischief is managing to catch up with them on the regular, Spirit…

Shhhh-eptember

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It’s Oh-So Quiet… Welcome to the new, weekly blog here at Dolphin Spirit; as our season starts to wind down we’ll be leaving all the blog excitement for a weekly recap to get the most out of every story coming out of our trips! But as it stands, after a stellar start, September is proving…

Super Start to September

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A Tale of Two Months August saw the end of the most unpredictable month we’ve had in pretty much the entire three years Dolphin Spirit has been in operation. For better or for worse, we could never tell what we were going to see one trip to the next, never mind one day to the…

Kesslet Capers

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Swimming Solo So after a couple of terrible days with computer issues, I’m finally back and able to update you on the wonderful things we’ve been getting to see over the past few days (in between some weird weather to boot!). Over the weekend we spotted the Lady of the Ness, Kesslet herself, getting a…