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Inner Hebrides | Corryvrechan Wildlife Tour

Inner Hebrides | Corryvrechan Wildlife Tour

A Sea Safari   Usually, I dread group touring. My experience is that organised day trips especially tend to bring out the worst in people. Be first, be loud, crush your fellow travellers for that ultimate picture. Then there are the tedious, or downright lazy, guides who recite their tons of mere facts quite unpassionately. Not so with Seafari Adventures. Hop on in and take a ride in an open RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) trip to the narrrow Strait of Corryvrechan between the islands of Jura and Scarba. The Corryvrechan is the third largest whirlpool in the world.

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Slate Islands | A Wider Perspective On Seil, Luing, Easdale & Belnahua

Slate Islands | A Wider Perspective On Seil, Luing, Easdale & Belnahua

                                                             

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Slate Islands | A Wider Perspective On Seil, Luing, Easdale & Belnahua

Slate Islands | A Wider Perspective On Seil, Luing, Easdale & Belnahua

Isle of Luing             Isle of Seil   Isle of Easdale         Isle of Belnahua         More Slate Islands pictures? Take a look at my blogpost Slate Island – Belnahua | A Photo-Artistic Archaeology of a Former Industry   More info on the Slate Islands? Undiscovered Scotland: The Ultimate Online Guide | Luing – www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/luing Undiscovered Scotland: The Ultimate Online Guide | Seil – www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/seil Undiscovered Scotland: The Ultimate Online Guide | Easdale – www.undiscoveredscotland.com/easdale Southern Hebrides | Slate Islands – www.southernhebrides.com/slate-islands Easdale Island – www.easdale.org ‘The Islands That Roofed the […]

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Cape Verde Islands – Boa Vista | Turtle SOS

Cape Verde Islands – Boa Vista | Turtle SOS

I don’t consider myself a hero, but I can’t stand watching an animal suffer. As a child, I brought home many wounded birds and tried to nurse them back to health. With varying degrees of success… I intercepted mice or moles my cats had caught and set them free, far enough from home. On Boa Vista, one of the sandy Cape Verde Islands, I ‘rescued’ a turtle. I sincerely hope it was still strong enough to survive the ocean. And that he or she is swimming out there, living well into an old age.

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Île d’Yeu | Coastal Constructions In Red, Green And Blue

Île d’Yeu | Coastal Constructions In Red, Green And Blue

“Oya deux jours, Oya toujours” (Oya a day, Oya forever)   At the end of the 6th century, when Saints evangelized this French isle in the Vendée, it was still called  Île d’Oya. Once 37 years under English rule, Île d’Yeu is since 1392 as French as a baguette.

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Île d’Yeu (Yeu Island)

Île d’Yeu (Yeu Island)

                                   

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Belnahua | A Photo-Artistic Archaeology of a Former Industry

Belnahua | A Photo-Artistic Archaeology of a Former Industry

Slate Islands, The Islands That Roofed The World   Sometimes you come across a random island. It seduces you and you become attracted to this seemingly unattainable, but interesting looking stranger. You start a long-distance relationship. And eventually, you wanna see it up close and personal.

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Sea-cut amphitheatre, Grind o da Navir, Eshaness

Shetland | VOLCANOES

A volcano in Shetland? Well yes, but a very ancient and now extinct one. After all, Shetland has been 3 billion years in the making. Take in the exceptional geological features of Eshaness, Hillswick, Mavis Grind, Keen of Hamar, Foula, Fair Isle… To quote Shetland Heritage Trails: “Journey through an ancient landscape and discover a blast from the past.”  

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Approaching Seymour Tower

Channel Islands – Jersey | Seymour Tower Moonwalk

Sometimes described as “moonwalks”, the Seymour Tower Walk is one to remember. Though the landscape might look barren, it is teeming with marine life and has a rich maritime history. In 2000 the area was declared a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. Explore a world that is covered up to 12 metres / 40 feet of ocean twice a day.                                                               More […]

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Jersey | Taking a break at the abandoned Pontins Holiday Camp

Jersey | Taking a break at the abandoned Pontins Holiday Camp

Pontins Holiday Camp at Plémont Bay first opened in the 1920s and was occupied during the war by the Nazis. This was the first of two holiday camps acquired by Pontins in Jersey (Channel Islands). It was purchased in 1961 for £375,000 (equivalent to over £6 million in today’s money) and was completely rebuilt with all new chalets and buildings. The camp closed at the end of 2000 and was meanwhile lying abandoned and derelict, but the are will be re-wilded in the future.

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