Portmahomack to Tarbatness

Field trip Saturday 10th July 2010

Walk from Portmahomack to Tarbatness by the coast.

Hoping to see coastal birds and flowers

Walking over  Old Red Sandstone and seeing fossil trackways.

This is a rough walk lasting 4-5 hours – walking boots recommended.  There is one gully which you need to scramble down about half way along the walk.
Lunch and waterproof clothes needed.
Meet 10:00 am in car park opposite the Portmahomack Post Office NH 915 844

As alway please let me know by e-mail or phone if you are going, in case last minute changes need to be made.
Depending on numbers we will need to leave one or two cars at the Tarbatness end to bring drivers back to the Port.

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One Response to “Portmahomack to Tarbatness”

  1. Admin says:

    From: Bob Reid,
    Wildlife Unit,
    SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services,
    Inverness

    The skull is from a Risso’s dolphin and most probably from a stranding that was reported on 29 July 2007 of that species at Port Buckie, Tarbat Ness. It was reported as being 10 foot long and pictures were sent showing it to be in very poor condition so no post mortem examination was carried out.

    The bones found scattered in a small area of beach fronted by rocky outcrops not far southwest from the lighthouse.

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