Monday, June 30, 2014

Farne Islands (1) - unbridled joy


A last-minute call from our dear friends Rich and Gaynor offered up the golden opportunity to hit the Farnes for a long-anticipated day trip the last Thursday; too good to miss, what with our days off coinciding, the forecast looking perfect, the timing for enjoying the breeding seabirds ideal, and a certain special tern back for its summer holidays within its congeneric brethren.



And what a day. The conditions (flat calm seas, warm sunshine), circumstances, company and birds were all perfect. More to follow, but for starters, the aforementioned oceanic wanderer which happily performed for us at the beginning and end of our time on Inner Farne.