Thursday 30th September comments: Today was a sad day as we said farewell to our final visitors of the 2021 season. It doesn’t seem that long ago we were opening our doors, with restrictions in place but today we said goodbye to our last visitors of the strange and wonderful 2021 season.
We were delighted to open our doors a bit earlier this year (compared to last year) as we welcomed visitors from Monday 26th April, although with restrictions on numbers due to Covid. Since then we have welcomed thousands of people to the island, to enjoy the magnificent national nature reserve from its wild beauty to its incredible wildlife. We even set new records for the numbers of visitors in August and September, showing the appeal of such a place.
Without your visits and support we couldn’t achieve the great work we do out here and we thank everyone for that (so please keep on visiting!) We also thank the wonderful boat companies and crew who are part of the wider Isle of May team for their great work, support and friendship; its been another tricky season but we’ve managed to make it special for those who have visited. We thank everyone from the skippers including Alex, Roy, Brian, Robyn, Lez and Alan. Also thanks to the great team of Simon, Ed, Stef, Scott, Rabbie, Caroline, James and Maggie amongst others for making the Isle of May so special for so many this season.
So we’ve closed the door on the 2021 visitor season and hopefully we can look forward to a trouble free 2022 (no more virus’s please). We’ll be back in the spring of 2022 to start again and I hope you can all join us. However if you want the Isle of May fix, stay with us as we are not leaving yet. We are staying on the island for another month or so, so plenty more stories to follow so please stay tuned!