Yesterday I went on the RSPB Puffin and Gannet Seabird Cruise, and it was one of the most wonderful things ever. I loved every moment of it. My trusty camera was not really up to the job of capturing amazing pictures, sadly not one of a puffin, in the end I just concentrated on enjoying every second of the three-hour trip. Who knew three hours could pass so fast? There was quite a wind blowing so we couldn’t get right up close to the cliffs, and the waves were really quite something, so glad my Kwells did the trick and I felt fine throughout. Anyway let’s get going.
Leaving the harbour- I was very POSH (Port out, Starboard home)
and out towards Flamborough Head.
I was greatly indebted to the lady sat next to me who helped me get my eye in and see what was what- here Guillemots and Razor bills.
Going round the lighthouse and fog station.
and onto Bempton Cliffs- see the idiot in the jet sky going far too close and creating a disturbance.
those be Gannets above, I think- 6 foot wing span, imagine!
and look carefully to see nesting birds on those incredible cliffs.
Returning now- the blob on the beach is apparently an old ships boiler from one of the many wrecks off the cliffs.
And that really is the best of my pictures on what was a truly amazing experience.
I certainly recommend the trip, organisation was efficient, RSPB volunteers amazingly knowledgeable, gave a brilliant commentary, made sure everyone saw puffins. I saw most on the return leg , but no time to see and click, seeing was great. Other passengers really nice helpful people too.
Wouldn’t recommend it for a child who wasn’t passionate about birds, three hours sitting still is not for children in my opinion. Worth every penny, and I would certainly go again.
My big Go Wild adventure lived up to everything I hoped for.
Birds spotted were, Puffin, Kittiwake, Gannet- ( Their yellow head meant even I could spot them), Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar and Shag.