Thursday, 14 April 2011
Common seals off the Applecross coast
Just off the coast of the Applecross Peninsula near Ard-Dhubh lies a small island that appears when the tide goes out. It's soon used by common (harbour)seals wanting a place to rest and bask in the sun, often contorting into bizarre banana shapes in order to keep their extremities out of the water. (Well, that's my theory anyway!) At one point, we counted 33 seals on this tiny island.