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There be Wales on the horizon

Planning for Picturesque Pembrokeshire, Photogenic Puffins, Peculiar Pre-history and Period Palaces

The main reason for this trip to Wales, is to visit (and stay overnight on) Skomer Island, with the hope of finally clapping eyes on puffins! Over the years we have made a few attempts to see the colourful and comical puffins in the wild, but so far we've been unsuccessful. Our encounters with the cute little birds to date have been a little off-beat:

1. stuffed specimen in the Natural History Museum in London
2. in captivity in The Living Coasts in Torquay
3. as a fluffy toy in an RSPB souvenir shop
4. lightly smoked on a dinner plate in Iceland

Maybe the last one is best kept to ourselves when we meet the wardens (and the birds) on the island...




(the smoked puffin is to the right at the front...)

While we are in the Pembrokeshire area, we are staying for a few more nights, meeting up with a friend and seeing some of the local sights. Watch this space for frequent updates as I have specifically been out to buy a dongle so that I can (hopefully) access the internet via the mobile phone network. Buying a dongle in England was a totally different kettle of fish to purchasing one in Mumbai some 18 months ago. Some of you may remember the palaver, if not, you can read about it here

Posted by Grete Howard 08:05 Archived in United Kingdom

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