Saw my first Sunfish (Mola Mola) of the summer last night while paddling out of Penzance, I haven’t seen one for a while. They’re not ‘common’ in Cornish waters although they are definitely around. They’re easier to spot on calm days as they bask horizontally at the surface of the ocean with a long, tapered fin occasionally visible waving above the surface. Last night the sea was dark and choppy in a fresh westerly wind so it was a good spot by my paddling buddy John. For that same reason I didn’t bother trying to take a photo. It wasn’t a big one, they grow as big as 1000kg, so this one really was a baby, probably only around 20-30kg or so.
Anyway, enough from me.. I just thought I’d write while working my way through a mug of coffee.. heading out on the bike for a decent spin now.