karen9 (karen9) wrote,

Holiday. 5, Farne Islands, Northumberland

The Farne Islands attract an enormous number of a variety of birds in the breeding season. Luckily, when we went there were still a good number. We sailed around the Islands, and landed on Inner Farne.  



Tide mark on one of the small islands.

Lighthouse on one of the islands.


Inner Farne.



The old chapel on Inner Farne.



The old pele tower on Inner Farne. We couldn't go in because the warden lives there.

All the following photos were taken by my brother-in-law, with his swanky camera.


Seal pups. They do have dog-like faces! There were masses of seals on the Islands.


Puffins! Both I and my step-mother went to the Islands primarily to see puffins. I'd wanted to see them ever since I was a child, when I read Enid Blyton's Sea of Adventure. I expected them to be bigger. They are cute.


Puffin taking off from the water.


Puffins flying. They don't glide much, but constantly flap their wings.


You can just see a puffin in the middle of the grass, by its burrow.


Puffin with fish or sand eel.

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