The dolphins may be headline-grabbers, but Moray Speyside is also about the intimate chance encounters with the rest of our native resident wildlife. A red squirrel, tail in the air as it runs across a forest track. A pine marten, slipping soundlessly through a garden on its way home from a nocturnal hunting expedition. A brightly-coloured woodpecker drumming its springtime display on a tree-trunk or telegraph pole. Deer, watchfully grazing in field or forest. Owls, calling to each other in the dark of an evening. Seals, companionably lazy on the beach. Each encounter is a memory to cherish.