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The Wind

April 1, 2020

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The March 2020 trip to Lundy was very windy, ffffht, but when is it not? Even on a still day at the beaches of north Devon, it is windy on Lundy. So when it’s windy on Lundy, it’s really windy – it’s like being in a viking battle, or worse. The wind claws at you […]

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 […]

Summer in winter and Stoneycroft

March 3, 2019

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As storm Freya rattles the windows here at home in north Devon, Ive finally managed to process some photos of a trip to Lundy in the unseasonably warm and calm February sunshine of early spring 2019. We, the fab four (a random group of Lundyphiles ), take the short helicopter ride to the island every […]

The Wind is at the Heart of me.

December 6, 2018

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“I am tired of brick and stone and rumbling wagon-wheels; I hunger for the sea’s edge, the limit of the land, Where the wild old Atlantic is shouting on the sand. ” – John Masefeild. A late November trip to Tibbetts to blow the cobwebs of a busy summer season away. Two massive storms, wind, […]

Spring 18 & the last swell of winter

June 20, 2018

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It was a wet winter. The Atlantic conveyor belt delivered storm after storm and rain was the major theme. Westerly winds lift moisture from the ocean and deposit it on the west coast of Europe, it also whips up swell, and for UK surfers it’s ‘The Season’. Time to skip work or raid the kids […]

Lundy Blizzard

March 8, 2018

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Tibbetts became uninhabitable sadly; frozen pipes but plenty of coal however, there was a bad forecast with no chance of a thaw, Lundy staff Rob and Pete were fearful that the boiler would be next so, reluctantly we were re-located to Bramble Villa East (BVE). A new experience for all of us: Electricity, radiators, wood […]

Sika Silhouettes

February 4, 2015

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Picture this: An early afternoon in the pub: sheltering from the wrath of the Atlantic, log fire, Lundy Gold and laughter, then, during a lull – the reluctant decision to hike home. A two mile trek acroos the moor against a lively north-westerly, so strong it rips the snot and phlegm across your frozen cheek. […]

Steamy Windows

February 8, 2014

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Another weekend and another apocalyptic storm, as I write the Sevenstones Lightship has just tweeted from 18 miles off Lands End: “It’s Feb 8, 2014 @ 5pm ; Wind = W (270°) 45.1 knots; Swell = 30.5 ft @ 12 seconds….” Here’s a few pix from North Devon today of those 30 foot waves and […]

Planet. Future. Choice. Death.

January 18, 2014

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The high tides and recent storm have washed alot of debris on to our beach, a staggering amount of it was small pieces of plastic. Today the local community rallied together to clean up the beach, which is such an important resource to everyone, in astonishing numbers. Who said there was no such thing as […]

Rhenish tower and storm waves

January 6, 2014

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The bouys were going ballistic; pumping out all time numbers; 30 foot at 12 seconds. It was possibly the most anticipated swell of the social media age. The images and footage will keep us entertained through the dark days of January especially ‘depression monday’, ‘bankrupt tuesday’ and (my favourite) ‘alcoholic wednesday’. But anyway, this is […]