...WAS SPENT LAST YEAR WATCHING SEA OTTERS IN ARGYLL.
From the scat and the discarded lobster and crab claws on the rocks we knew there were some thereabouts, and we knew they were a pair, so we and four friends took binoculars onto the shore and sat still, not particularly fancying our chances in the middle of the day. And yet suddenly – there they were. Like something from a David Attenborough special they fed, swam, relaxed on their backs, argued, chattered – they were so close, and seemingly so unbothered by us, that we didn’t need the binos as we sat in the sun and marvelled. It was a great lesson. Just every now and then sit still, and be quiet – and see what happens.