Monday, 17 September 2007
Way out West
Listening to: Better Days (Jimmy Cliff)
It's Mrs Wannabe Pig Farmer's birthday today so we decided to get the waterproofs and binoculars on and set out to the cliffs on the west side of the island.
There's a five(ish)-mile walk along the edge to the Noup Head lighthouse where there's an RSPB reserve. We spotted gannets, fulmars, black-backed gulls, great northern divers, turnstones, oystercatchers, shags (pause for childish sniggering), lapwings, rock pigeons and (maybe) a hen harrier.
We hadn't got round to going before and it was hard getting my head around the idea that I wasn't on holiday, just taking a day off a couple of miles from home.
Oh yeah. . . Spike isn't pink any more. He's gone Dale Winton orange. Don't know which is worse.