The trip lasted just three hours during which time we went no more than about five miles from land, so hardly ‘pelagic’ really. Surprisingly, no chum was used; it wasn't necessary - we simply headed out to find a fishing boat and that’s where most of the birds were.
The one major downside was that after weeks of uninterrupted sunshine it had to be today that started with 100% cloud cover. Not until the trip was all but over did the sun put in an appearance. As a result, photography was difficult to say the least and the results disappointing.
I might have to go again!
After lunch back in Tavira, we were able to make it a 7-gull day with the addition of Slender-billed and a 5-tern day with the addition of Caspian.