Skomer Island

Sunny Skomer (Gull Island)

Friday before last found us scrutinising the wind forecasts with a little more urgency then normal. That day had seen sailings to Skomer cancelled as a result of strong northerlies and conditions didn’t look much improved for the next twenty four hours or so. Now for someone who freely admits Read more…

Skomer Bluebells

Skomer Bluebells

Bluebells may not be top of your list when it comes to naming things most likely to be found on a small island with no trees, yet Skomer somehow manages to produce a display to rival any of our ancient woodlands. At this time of year whole swathes of the Read more…

Puffin, Skomer

Skomer Puffins

After a couple of failed attempts we finally made it over to Skomer on Saturday, our first time aboard the Dale Princess for at least two years. Given that all sailings had been cancelled on the days either side of our trip it perhaps wasn’t surprising that a long queue Read more…

Broad-bodied Chaser, Marloes Mere

Sunny Sunday at Marloes – Part 2

After the Gull-billed Tern diversion it’s back to Pembrokeshire for part two of our walk around the Marloes peninsula. Part one finished in the old Deer park at Martins Haven and coincidentally that’s exactly where we shall pick things up again. Though the Deer are long gone it’s still a Read more…

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Little Owl on Skomer

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of spending several hours on Skomer Island just off the Pembrokeshire coast. After a weather aborted attempt on Sunday the rain that greeted us on waking did not look promising but the day very quickly turned into an absolute scorcher, with wildlife to match. Read more…

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Skomer Island Collages

As promised yesterday I have sorted out my photos from Skomer. Instead of just posting up a few of my favourites in the usual manner I thought I would try something a bit different with a couple of collages. I couldn’t decide which one looked the best so I have Read more…

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Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

With a bank holiday weekend to play with and good weather forecast, last weekend looked like the perfect opportunity to take in the sights of one of the numerous islands off the Pembrokeshire coast. There are a number to choose from offering different specialities in terms of the wildlife to Read more…