I’m used to seeing Gannets flying at head height. Since their colonisation of Noup Head cliffs, their numbers have soared like a Gannet and the cliffs are alive with their calls.
One view I’ve never had up close is of a Gannet on the waves. They ride surprisingly high up. They’re very buoyant.
It’s a glorious view from the Orkney ferry to Westray. Current mood: buoyant.