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Lundy birds in loco motion.

July 23, 2018

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The challenge: Auks in flight. The place: Lundy island. Some lovely weather, calm. still and plenty of light, helped. I used the XT-2 and 100-400mm with a 1.4x converter, plenty of ISO and plenty of shutter speed. I played with the Fuji AF settings for tracking subjects and using zone area focus I found custom […]

Four conquer Rat island

July 22, 2018

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A chance spring low and a golden opportunity to visit a part of the island that not many have. Seaweed slipping, rock scrambling and a little climb then you’re on the back of the Rat. Recommended for. spectacular views. shitting yourself. finally getting the rat stamp. View images on at the full site: esterspears.com Click […]

Tibbetts in the July heat

July 22, 2018

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Scorched paths, brown grasses, burnt feet, no water, no ice and a complete contrast to our last visit to Tibbetts, when everything froze and we got stuck on the island in the snow. (Here -> https://esterspears.com/2018/03/07/lundy-spring-part-two-snow/ ) “I couldn’t think of anywhere else in the world I’d rather be in this weather” Martin Thorne. First […]

Sunrise at Tibbetts

April 15, 2018

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Always nice to receive presents, some are ‘nice’ and others are ‘just what I wanted’. However this one (a christmas present fro my kids) was probably in the ‘if a well known beer brewer did presents’ category: A midweek Easter trip to Tibbetts. Wahooo, the third trip of the year so far… It was a […]

Tibbetts, Kathleen and Mitakon

April 14, 2018

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I cooked a meal tonight that was exactly the same recipe that I made a few days ago in the kitchen at Tibbetts. I wasn’t the same. Not just the cramped cooking area or the dim gas lights, it was the taste too.. It’s all down to mood. And that just what the Mitakon 35mm […]

There are, deer on the doorstep at Tibbetts, really.

March 31, 2018

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“Its not a competition I know but ” what an inevitable clich√© that is by the way. Anyway, ever since I first stayed at Tibbetts on Lundy and wrote the blog ‘Deer on the doorstep at Tibbetts’ (available on this TV station somewhere), I was astonished & delighted that the small herd of, normally quite […]

Castle Cottage

March 25, 2018

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There are many different types of accommodation for visitors to Lundy Island. From the grandeur of Millcombe House to the stark remoteness of Tibbetts, from the romance of the Old Lighthouse to the practicality of the radio room. None however can boast a view like that from from the massive window at Castle Cottage. It […]