Farne Islands – July 2018 – part 1

I’ve done a few posts of my trips to the Farne Islands, as regular readers may remember, having visited there in 2015 & 2016.  My original ‘history bit’ was pretty sparse (lazy me!) so I’m expanding on that this time around. The History Bit The Farne Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, England. There are between 15 and 20 islands depending on the state of the tide. They are scattered about 1 1⁄2 to 4 3⁄4 miles from the mainland, divided into two groups, the Inner Group and the Outer Group. The main islands in…

Seal Sands~July 2017

Seal Sands is part of the Teesmouth Nature Reserve (previous 3 posts) and is home to both seals, and the pro-chemical industrial site. After we’d done the nature walk, Sophie and I went off to see the seals and the industrial bit.       we had interesting clouds coming over   After we got chucked out of the industrial site 🙂 we went off to see the transporter bridge ~ for anyone who saw Auf Wiedersehen Pet, it wasn’t really sold to the native Americans of Arizona, 🙂 it’s still in Middlesborough, but that’s for the next post. Stay…

Fraggle Report~ Farne Islands July 2016 ~part 1

Sophie and I finally got our trip to the Farne Islands a couple of weeks after the Bamburgh expedition. We’d wanted to go back as when we went in 2015 Sophie had forgotten her telephoto lens, and neither of us was any good at getting flying birds in focus, so a re-visit was in order. Awaiting the boat our lunch was shared with a baby Starling, Mum on guard Lovely blue skies as we sailed out of the harbour but 15 mins out to sea and looking back to the shoreline, the clouds were gathering over Bamburgh Castle but never…