Port Apin - Lismore

Coastal Connection were called in to keep a life line service running. The annual survey and refit of the MV Lismore Ferry was due. As the ferry cruised up the Great Glen to the boat yard Cameron turned up in Rannochmor. It is a short route but a very busy one. A real mixture of locals and tourists use the service. On the drier days there was a lot of cyclists and walkers.
A nice change for a few weeks at the end of the season.

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September Weekend

The usual September weekend kept the boys busy. It was mixed weather but some cracking sunrises and sunsets. There was a charter to Tobermory and another down to the Corryvreckan. The wildlife showed up too with the regular sea eagles. Bottlenose dolphins made an appearance on the Morvern shore too. The quieter time is coming but still a fair few runs out on the water.

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Transfers

The boys as always have ben running clients around the islands.
Struan had the Pipe band from Mull, as they were too late for the Calmac ferry. Calm weather made it an easy run. Lismore Lighthouse too has been busy.
For another year they moved the ball goers from Mull to Oban for the annual Ball after the Oban games. Early runs back to Mull for them to catch up on some much needed sleep. The weather has been mixed as you can imagine.

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East to West

Cameron was out round the Garvellachs last week. On board he had walking group that walked from Dunkeld to Oban! The final leg was out to Iona, but for a bit of a rest day they went out on the water. Cameron landed them at the Garvellachs then after a picnic there he headed for the Grey Dogs and the Corryvreckan. The spring tides put on powerful displays in both locations. To top it off they had sea eagles close to the boat on the way to Loch Spelve. After a drop off on Mull Cameron head back to base.

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Staffa Bottlenose

A few weeks ago Cameron had a private charter from Loch Buie. They hit lucky with the weather and headed out West. At Staffa they had a pod of bottlenose dolphins and they put on an amazing display for everyone. After this they headed to Lunga and then Iona. The perfect weather topped the day off. One of the guests managed to get a great photo from his iPhone of the dolphin leaping out.

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Basking Sharks

Another season for the boys to head to Coll. Once again running along side Basking Shark Scotland. Cameron is up around Coll and getting some amazing interactions with the big fish. Struan has been up for a few days to help increase capacity. The sunny days and shallow sands have allowed for some exceptional photos. Lots of feeding and breaching have been spotted too.

Morvern Minke

Struan has had a couple of amazing days. The weather has improved and the wildlife stepped up a gear. On the last 3 wildlife trips he has managed to spot a small Minke whale in the sound of Mull. On one of the trips there was a gannet feeding frenzy, a white tailed sea eagle watching them and a minke whale! There must be plenty of fish about going by the signs.
Also some chat of a minke in Tobermory bay too.