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The Rough & The Smooth…

Hi Everyone,

The weather has been really rough over the past few days – looking out at the water from the Studio door at North Kessock yesterday, this was all I could see…

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Today, however was a good bit better and round at Chanonry Point there were a few dolphins pottering about including Rainbow and her baby who is looking great with a lovely smooth surfacing pattern beside Mum compared to the very “Ploppy” breathing sequence when he or she was just born.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

I didn’t go to Chanonry yesterday as it was simply too wild but a friend of mine, Tim Stenton, did and he got a photo of Mischief (how Tim held onto his camera I really don’t know) so least I know Mischief is around.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.