Amazing Northumberland dolphin video remains essential viewing

A video of a pod of dolphins toying with a small motorised rowing boat off the Northumberland coast still has viewers amazed.

Sunday, 27th June 2021, 10:33 pm

The Gazette was sent the footage three years ago this month and, despite a host of sightings, pictures and videos since, it remains one of the most incredible sequences.

It was captured on a mobile phone by Kate Durie, who was on the boat with her boyfriend Callum Hewitson's family – Tamsin and Fin Bowron, from Boulmer, and friend Ruth Cook, also from Boulmer.

On the video, the party can be heard screaming with delight as the dolphins frolicked around them while they headed north, eventually reaching Howick.

Dolphins pictured off the coast of Northumberland at Boulmer by Kate Durie and Tamsin Bowron from a small motorised rowing boat.
Dolphins pictured off the coast of Northumberland at Boulmer by Kate Durie and Tamsin Bowron from a small motorised rowing boat.

This week, Fin told the Gazette: “The video is still being watched online – it keeps popping up every now and again.”

When Tamsin first posted it on Facebook, she said: 'For an hour tonight, time froze as we had the most surreal experience EVER. A moment to treasure always.'