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Gorham’s up close and personal

Sunday’s levanter morning was not the ideal condition for a visit by sea to the Gorham’s Cave Complex. But not even the choppy seas on the inaugural trip by the Dolphin Adventure of the ‘Gorham’s Cave Tour’ could have spoilt the enthusiasm and anticipation of all who had joined the tour to view the cave up close and personal from the sea. This was one of the first commercial initiatives since the Gorham’s Cave Complex was included in the World Heritage List barely a week and a half ago.

But it was special as Professor Finlayson, who had been at the forefront of the project to achieve UNESCO World Heritage Status, together with his wife Dr Geraldine Finlayson led both trips and narrated the story and their personal involvement in the Gorham’s Cave Complex.

Dolphin Adventure, best known for running dolphin watching trips in the bay on their yellow catamarans have built a reputation locally.

Founder Tony Watkins said he had been absolutely delighted to be able to offer this new tour and especially on the Sunday when Professor Finlayson had agreed to be on board. It was he said before the first trip “the icing on the cake”.

The two Sunday tours were for charity with all proceeds going to Danny on Wheels.

With Bucks Fizz and snacks the live commentary from the husband and wife team certainly made it a trip to remember. The questions were many and mobiles were at hand for photographs and selfies.

The Gorham’s Cave Complex from the sea is certainly impressive and one can see well into the cave. Then there is also Vanguard and the whole complex leading up the Rock to the Med Steps. The trip also allows for sightings of dolphins and sea birds.