Monthly Archives: September 2011

Beach Rubbish

Pink footed geese migrating in off the North Sea at sunset. Sunrise on the Isle of May this morning + watched with the first coffee of the day = no better start to the day. The end of the visitor … Continue reading

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The first seal pup of the year

Here it is! This pup was born on the afternoon on the 23rd September. I’d been out looking everyday for a week and finally found this one at dusk. There have been a few prospecting cows around the island so … Continue reading

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Isle of May Seal Day

It’s nearing the end of the season now. The tourist boat only has just over a week to run and though the visitor numbers are dropping, the numbers of grey seals start to increase as the males and females gather … Continue reading

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Volunteering on the Isle of May

Katey Whyte came out to the Isle of May for 2 1/2 weeks in August as a volunteer to help us with the running of the island, this is her view of the island and her time on it:“As I … Continue reading

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From the east this time

I spoke a bit too soon in the last posting as an unforecasted blow appeared on Friday and Friday night. The only difference is that it was from the east which gives us a different view of waves crashing onto … Continue reading

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So Quiet

It’s all quiet now. Katia has moved on and those of us left on the island have been relishing a wind-free existence. But it does feel a bit like we have skipped a season overnight. The wind has turned to … Continue reading

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Please touch

When people come to the Isle of May we really don’t want them to spend very much time in the visitor centre as what we really want is for visitors to be out there and experiencing the island first hand. … Continue reading

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