Dolphins coming out of the water


This would be a day out but well worth the journey. Just north of Inverness is the Black Isle, travel to Fortrose and follow the signposts to Chanonry Point. There is a lighthouse here, a stony beach and a small spit of land which is quickly covered by the sea so care must be taken. Check out the tide times as the best time to see the dolphins is when the tide is coming in and the pod is busy catching salmon. It is easy to spot the spit as there is usually a crowd and lots of cameras waiting for the show to start. The dolphins come so close to the shore that you can almost touch them. Take warming clothing with you as even if it is a nice day a cold wind tends to whip up on the point.