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Mogs Travels: Walking on Skomer

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Walking on Skomer

Had a great day on Skomer yesterday. We joined a guided walk run by the National Park Authority. The first bonus of doing the walk was that our group of about twenty had priority on the boat, so no queueing. We then had 6 hours on the island in glorious sunshine, walked about 4 miles, enjoyed a picnic on the outermost headland and saw thousands of seabirds.

There's an inlet callled the Wick where you can get close up to the puffins and the cliffs are full of the nests of guillemots, razor bills and kittiwakes. Also there are several pairs of chough nesting so I finally managed to get a photo of one.

Annie, our guide, was very informative and really added to our enjoyment. Having got an overview of the whole island I'm looking forward to going back again and spending more time in the areas of most interest.

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At June 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM , Blogger Troggy53 said...

Like many people I have a soft spot for the Puffin commmunity. Love to see some one day but I understand if you get close to a nest it can be pretty niffy! All that fish methinks.
Lovely photos.

At June 9, 2009 at 1:15 PM , Anonymous Cotswoldgent said...

Next time you’re in Pembrokeshire, check out Newgale sands. As a boy I spent many a holiday there and came across the cannon ball in the rocks. If you face the sea when on the beach, walk to the left until you come to the cliffs on you're left and take a look in one of the 3 large caves. You will see in one of them a large cannon ball squeezed in between the rock. My father's favourite trick was to strike a match on the ball to light his pipe!

At June 10, 2009 at 4:53 PM , Anonymous Cotswoldgent said...

I am definitely going ga ga!
Face the sea and it’s the cliffs on the right, walking with the cliff on your right hand side…………..sorry! 3rd large cave along…can’t miss it.


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