Since the researchers have left we have out meals a little later at 7:30. I was just checking some pufflings and was running a bit late back. As I passed Colms Hole I noticed some movement in the harbour mouth. I spotted a triangle in the water. These triangles normally turn out to be seals asleep in the water vertical. To my amazement there was also a tiny fin behind. It was a Basking Shark!
I ran back to the accommodation to tell Celine and Martina who quickly scoped it up from the veranda while I went round to the Lowlight to let Dennis and the Thornes know, who connected later on.
Basking Sharks are a reasonably common site along the west coast of Scotland though I never expected to see one of the Isle of May. There have been a handful of records before from the Isle.
We had only been talking about Basking Sharks in the morning. We certainly talked this shark in!