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Lundy Rona: What’s hot, n’not.

October 18, 2020

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It’s been an unusual summer in more ways than one way but hardest to bare has been the lack of opportunist day, and camping trips, to Lundy Island. The Motor Ship (MS) Oldenburg, that normally packs 267 people on board, is now limited to 90 due to social distancing restrictions and unless you have booked […]

End of the summer sunsets

September 2, 2020

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Woolacombe sunsets are a photographers dream. Big skies, big beach, big sand dunes and big tides. Foreground interest (usually dogs), mid ground (crashing waves or rocks at combesgate) and background – the magnificent light thrown up as our planet rotates away from the star that gives life to our galaxy. Here are a few of […]

Giant Deadly Flamingo Sunsets

May 19, 2020

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Untitled (Giant Deadly Flaming Flamingos)   As lockdown slowly eases, And our splendid isolation is breached. By hordes of infected second-home owners, And their flamingo rings at the beach:  We anxiously await the second-wave of contagion. Not by some valkyrie or eeauch.  But by some  Condescending men with Audis and shorts, coloured peach .   With […]

Coos on the doorstep, seals in the combe and deer in the quarry.

April 2, 2020

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The March trip to Lundy was an ideal time for testing my new bit of Fujifilm kit; the 200 mm f2. It comes with a matched 1.4x extender and is meant to be ‘stepping- razor’ sharp and all the lab charts agree, but is it ‘dangerous’ in a real world situation. Like in a sodden, […]

Tricked up Tibbetts

April 1, 2020

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  We managed to squeeze in a a trip to Lundy before the lockdown. In what now seems a lifetime ago (writing this just 3 weeks later), in the second week of March we took the helicopter from Hartland International Heliport for a five day stay on the island. Tibbetts has had a major overhaul […]

Best of 2019

January 4, 2020

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As is the tradition with photographers at this time of year, we like to look back at the best/ most memorable photos that we’ve taken and so, here are what I consider to be my best work of 2019. Unlike a lot of photographers however, I also put my money where my mouth is and […]

Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2020

October 24, 2019

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Now available, the Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2020 Twelve stunning new photos taken during 2019 of the North Devon coast, Exmoor and Lundy island by local photographer Ester Spears. “It was a difficult start to the year when I accidentally fell off Morte point whilst on a photography mission. The physical and mental scars took a […]

Island in the Middle earth of the storm

October 16, 2019

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“Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet” No apologies for quoting the great William Butler Y but this autumn trip to Tibbetts has sort of become a fixture in my calendar year and the early October weather can be at lottery, previously it has been deck […]

Away from the maddening crowds and into the Lundy heather

August 25, 2019

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to breathe ………   Summer in North Devon is such a bitter sweet experience. In my little village the population swells from about a thousand to 30 thousand, and this brings a strain on the resources and inevitably causes stress to visitors and locals alike. People who live in Cities can cope with traffic chaos, […]

Lundy Auk Superstars

July 9, 2019

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Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins are the big three superstars of the Lundy Island seabird cities. Their distinctive black and white colouring and upright stance remind us of the the worlds favourite bird; the penguin, although they are far from related. Like penguins however they are slightly awkward on land having largely sacrificed mobility, and to […]