I don't really tend to worry about things, but I was just praying that it was calm, as Alan had put a lot of effort into organizing the trip and people were coming as far as Leeds, so it had to be good.
We left the harbour just after 9am and steamed straight out to Longstone Island. On arriving we were greeted by lots and lots of seals, and after getting moored up we all went for a wonder around.
Now the Longstone does not have a huge amount of seals compared to the other islands, but that's not a bad thing as the last thing we want to do is to upset the seals during breeding season. The other thing is that the main area were the seals give birth (Northern Hares) is not accessible by foot or boat, as it's cut of by the tide. Other than that this was just a photographers dream, as we had amazing views of the seals, the lighthouse and the Islands.
After the guys all went off to get that dream shot, I grabbed my camera and off I went. The sunlight was just perfect and I'm not the best photographer in the world but with the pro's around me giving me the odd tip I had to get one good picture surely.
Oh boy did I get that picture. So here's the EYE-LIGHT of the year. Well for little old me anyway.
Here is more picture of the guys who joined me on the day. Thanks very much guys.