Monthly Archives: April 2011

First Time on the Isle of May

Jeannie Carlson and her family wrote this of their first experience of the Isle of May after recently spending a week staying in the Lowlight a week ago. “We made our first visit to the Isle of May this spring. … Continue reading

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Dawn Chorus Isle of May Style

Spring is happening on the island but it takes a little while to tune into it here because we don’t have the markers that everyone looks for on the mainland. True we do have a beautiful carpet of celandine’s along … Continue reading

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After the mud

The kittiwakes have gone mad the last couple of days. It started on Saturday morning when we had the first shower of rain for several weeks. This was a relief for us as we are totally reliant on rainfall for … Continue reading

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Out on the town.

It’s like a nightclub on a Saturday night just after the cheap drink offer has finished. The males are smart and stylish, cutting a dash, throwing some shapes, posing and calling out endearments while the females just busy themselves pretending … Continue reading

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Walking funny

We’re all walking a bit funny out here at the moment. Before you get carried away it was the football match a couple of days ago that did it. A challenge was made and accepted to the BTCV volunteers and … Continue reading

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Walls

There are some large and impressive stone walls on the island. I am not sure when they were built but it seems likely that they appeared after the 16Th and 17Th century village that lay next to the priory and … Continue reading

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Its Official – its early.

Things are happening out here and are happening fast. It is an early season all round. The visitor boats running early this year to take advantage of the school holidays and this means us who meet the visitor boats have … Continue reading

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All in the job (part 1)

The things we do for the public. In an effort to improve the visitor centre (called the Mousehouse for historic reasons, another story) we want to make things a bit more hands on. One aspect of this is to be … Continue reading

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It all starts with it being an island

It all starts with it being an island. As islands go the Isle of may feels like an in between sort of island. At 139 acres in size (that is 139 football pitches) it isn’t big enough to have a … Continue reading

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All over the place

It has been blowing all over the place. Beautiful blue skies but a fair wind to go with it. The visitor boat didn’t make it over Friday or Saturday but 15 brave souls made it across today to be our … Continue reading

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