Conditions were ideal for sea-kayaking and wildlife photography on the west coast of Ireland early this morning – flat sea, not a breath of wind and sun burning off the early morning mist. Departing at 06:00 am from Schull Harbour in West Cork, Joff, Hugh and Nick kayaked 7 miles to the Fastnet Rock. Following by rigid-inflatable boat (RIB), Liam, Maria & Ken met the kayaks at the Rock just after 08:00 am.
Wildlife seen on the outing included Harbour Porpoise, Minke Whale, Shags, Gannets, Shearwater, Grey Seals, Black Guillemot and lots more.
Then it was off to Clear Island for breakfast.
Ken, a scientist by training held various management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries during his professional career, enabling him to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, North Africa, Asia and Japan.
Ken has always been a keen photographer and bought his first telephoto lens 10 years ago. This was the beginning of his interest in bird photography.
Since then he has also become an active supporter of birding and wildlife conservation.