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It’s great to get away…and the Orkneys and Shetlands are, by UK standards pretty far away…in fact standing at the top end of Hermaness in Shetland is as far as you can get pretty much.   93 more words

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Long hot summer

I hate to say it but it’s almost too hot to knit! We’ve just returned from a sunny break in Devon, and I can’t remember the last time I had so much fresh air. 270 more words


Pabbay and Mingulay

At the end of May, 12 of us from various parts of the UK headed up to Oban to board the ferry and take the 5 hour ride across to Barra, Outer Hebrides. 481 more words


Where do puffins live?

Biology: Puffins are probably the UK cutest bird, but they’re also quite a strange one. Not content with the lofty treetops that most birds choose to make their nests in puffins prefer to dig their nest into the ground, into this burrow they’ll lay just one egg, they need the borrow to stop the egg rolling of the cliff top they prefer to live on. 57 more words


Photo special: Lundy Island

Lundy is a small British island, marking the point where the Atlantic becomes the Bristol Channel. It’s a lovely destination for wildlife lovers, as it’s a breeding site for many seabirds, including puffins. 82 more words


Hot dogs and hot tubs

Iceland is popularly known as ‘the land of fire and ice’, but we’re re-branding it ‘the land of hot dogs and hot tubs’. In between enjoying both of these over the past week, we’ve also eaten our best meal so far, seen our first puffins, soaked in a hot spring on the beach, and negotiated a construction zone… 2,826 more words


We see and do more cool things in Newfoundland at Elliston and Twillingate

Experiences in Newfoundland are really a nesting egg kind of thing with a causeway leading to an island whose ferry then leads to an even smaller island which, when you get there, makes all that wandering worthwhile. 443 more words

2014 Summer Trip: The Viking Within