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Lynmouth - Wooda Bay, 10th June 2004

I'm feeling salty because it was a small boat and there was a bit of wind today. They did warn me when I bought my ticket that there might be a few splashes. Have you ever seen one of those cheap productions where an actor stands in a boat while people throw buckets of water from out of frame? This boat trip was a bit like that in places!

Still, it was well worth it. I'd been past this bit of coast (Lynmouth to Wringapeak) last Thursday, but that was aboard the Waverley. She may be the last sea going paddle steamer in the world, but she stays a fair way out to sea.

Today's trip was completely different. We were 10 yards away from the cliffs in places - close enough to see the nesting guillemots and razorbills in beautiful detail. They didn't seem too fazed with us either. They dive away if a big boat comes to close to them, but they pretty much ignored our presence. I got a brilliant view of a razorbill on the sea five yards away from the boat. Unfortunately I didn't get a photograph as that was on the outward leg of the journey when we were going into the wind. I wasn't going to risk getting my camera drenched in sea water.

The return journey with the wind was a lot calmer. I managed to get some nice photos of the coast and some not so good of the sea birds. Still, it gives me an excuse to go again.


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  1. Fulmar
  2. Gannet
  3. Cormorant
  4. Shag
  5. Oystercatcher
  6. Turnstone
  7. Redshank
  8. Curlew
  9. Black-headed Gull
  10. Herring Gull
  11. Lesser Black-back
  12. Great Black-back
  13. Kittiwake
  14. Sandwich Tern
  15. Rock Pipit
  16. Jackdaw
Guillemots
Crock Point and Lee Abbey
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