Monday, 26 October 2015

Golitha Falls on the River Fowey.

Spent yesterday at the splendid Golitha Falls and The Cheesewring with friends from the Wadebridge & District Camera Club.

Just the perfect time at the falls as the beech leaves were in their best colours and just enough water to make great patterns as it swirled amongst fallen leaves.

I'll follow up with the Cheesewring pics in a couple of days.

Here are a few more from Golitha.....

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The North Cornish coast from a boat!

The Rumps and Mouls island

A few images from a boat trip counting seals yesterday out of Padstow to all the off islands and up as far as Boscastle.

Fishing boat returning to Padstow harbour

Stepper Point

Stepper Point

Lifeboat station near Mother Ivey's Bay


Trevose lighthouse

The Quies

The Rumps


Hawkers Cove

Hawkers Cove

Blowhole near Tregudda Gorge

Waves at Butter Hole

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Some North Pacific seabirds.

Tufted Puffin

A few photos from my recent trip to Alaska.

We saw both species of puffin, the 'Tufted' and the 'Horned' from a boat out of Seward toward the Kenai glaciers but it was difficult to photograph them as we were a lot higher than them and it was also blowing a gale!

Here is a shot of the 'Horned' puffin from the boat....... sorry about the quality!

Horned Puffin

The other shots of the Tufted Puffin were taken at the Alaska Sealife Centre in Seward where they have several seabirds undergoing rehabilitation or where they can no longer be returned to the wild for one reason or another. To visit their website click here.....

Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffin 

Another of the seabirds familiar to us but with a North Pacific variant is the Red-Legged Kittiwake, similar to our Black-Legged Kittiwake but for the obvious plus a few other differences.

Red-Legged Kittiwake