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.