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Coastal Walks and St.Oswald's Way

Off again on our travels, Pod has so changed our days off, she’s a blessing and when we get where we’re going once she’s set up, chairs out, and kettle on, it’s a deep intake of breath and relax. 3,238 more words


Farne Islands Grey Seals

We are in Northumberland at the moment, and on Tuesday we took the boat trip from Seahouses out to the Farne Islands. Not too many birds in residence – the Puffins were miles out to sea – but there were hundreds of grey seals, some in the water, most just lazing on the rocks. 28 more words


Experiences not 'stuff'...three wishes achieved!

Around Easter Alyson & I went through the annual round of trying to decide what to buy each other for our upcoming birthdays. Perhaps it was the experience of clearing mum & dad’s house prior to selling it, which we had been doing for the previous 3 years; or maybe looking at the amount of ‘stuff’ we have accumulated in over 35 years of being together, but Alyson declared she didn’t want anything material. 1,990 more words

Farne Islands

A Flying Destination

Two pieces by Gina Merrett Smith

A Flying Destination

A glimpse from many miles away
This small creature perfectly created for it’s annual  global migration flight… 150 more words

Poetry, Verse And Euphonic Writing

The Farne Islands

 Last Friday, my dad took myself and my brother along to Seahouses in order that we could ride the waves across to the Farne Islands inhabited by tens of thousands of sea birds such as puffins and Arctic terns, as well as shags and cormorants. 540 more words


Grace Darling

When Sue and I visited Northumbria we visited the Grace Darling Museum.

Grace Darling was born in Bamburgh in November 1815, one of 9 children. A few weeks after her birth, her father took up the position of Lighthouse keeper on Brownsman Island in the Farne Islands. 543 more words


Naturelog: Farne Islands (2)

My second trip to the Farne Islands was to spend a short time on Staple Island to see the seabird colonies nesting on the cliffs. I had never visited this island on previous trips, so this was a new experience. 132 more words

Natural History