You suggest that you should have with you:
- A pair of binoculars. (Magnification should be anywhere between 7 and 10 times. 7x magnification usually has better light-gathering, which can be particularly useful over the sea, while 10x is better for picking out details. For many, 8x is a good compromise.)
- Warm, waterproof and windproof clothing – the weather in the region can change very quickly and there may be times when you find yourself caught in wind or rain.
- A flask for water / a hot drink
- Ideally, a smartphone with the Sea Watcher App downloaded to it (we will cover this in the training sessions) and a portable charger for the smartphone.