Tuesday, 24 May 2011

70 MPH Winds

It was the calm before the storm and when it came by god did it come.
All our thoughts were with the wardens and the birds. It's a critical time at The Farne Islands with all the birds eggs hatching.
The one thing that is in favour for the birds is that its a west wind and not a Northerly, North East or Easterly. If it had been that direction I think it would have been a disaster. We would not only be worrying about the birds but I would not have had much sleep as I would be checking the boats all the time.
Don't get me wrong i think we would have lost alot of birds but not half as much had it been the other way.

The harbour entrance at low water

The Inner Farne at 12pm

The Inner Farne at 5pm.

The Inner Farne at 8pm

The North Beach looking towards Bamburgh Castle

She's blowing a Hooli  

At 8.30pm

The view across Bamburgh Beach towards the islands.

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