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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 […]

Adventures without Light

July 8, 2019

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Another quick trip to the island on a solo mission to get some shots of prime-time nesting sea birds in full swing. When you book a June trip the last thing that you expect is a helicopter ride over to the island because of bad weather, but we live in worrying times for our climate. […]

Doorstep. Deer. David.

December 15, 2018

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There are around one hundred Sika deer on Lundy. They are organised in family groups of ten to fifteen consisting of one stag (mature male) and the rest consisting of hinds and their offspring (calves). They are timid animals but on a small island they are easy to find and watch, especially in winter when […]

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, […]

2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

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 […]