Friday, 8 October 2010

Lundy - pictures

Lundy Island - some photos.

Crossing to Lundy on the MS Oldenburg - a flat-bottomed girl who pitches and rolls with abandon in the choppy waters between Bideford and Lundy Island. Not for the faint-hearted when there's a swell running! 

 Not a lot to see from the boat; the highlights were a couple of pods of Common Dolphins, a single Great Skua on each leg of the journey, and a smattering of Manx Shearwaters, Razorbills and Guillemots

Looking down the East Side to the 'new' jetty, with Rat Island and Mouse Island in the background. The weather wasn't great, I'm afraid, so the photos are a bit dull too.

The church. Every island needs a church. Apparently.
Perhaps the most useless lighthouse in the UK - built high on the top of Lundy, the light itself is usually shrouded in cloud whenever bad weather occurs - which is whenever you need a lighthouse. Unsurprisingly, it was quickly abandoned as a working light.

As good as 'Earth from the air'.


Holiday Cottages said...

That was a good shot I must say. I remember the photos of my sister back in a Cornwall holiday cottages, I am also amazed.

short break in wales said...

Great place, great shot, great photo, great blog!