Sunday, 30 September 2012
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Dolphins have been seen off the Purbeck coast agian this week, but not by me.
This is yet another excuse (if any were needed) to wander up to Durlston, check the card and calendar stock and then drift along the cliffs for a wander.
It seems ages since I have been up there and I start to get withdrawal symptoms if I stay away too long.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
I have had time to go through the Otter photographs now and I think I have narrowed it down to a final eight! but don't worry, I'm not going to post them all. This one though is a favourite, cute aren't they??
Monday, 24 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
And so, confident of my abilities as a wildlife photographer, I did what all the best wildlife photographers do when the wildlife is too wild!
I went to find less wild, wildlife!
These three shots are of rescued Otters and are not in the wild!
These are the kind of shots I would have liked of the wild Otters, but I couldn't manage it.
Watching them in their own environment is by far the best way to see them if you are lucky enough, but the photo opportunities are limited, to say the least.
Saturday, 22 September 2012
At one point we were just a few feet away from a couple of Otters that decided to fight below the bridge we were stood on.
Wonderful to see these animals, but incredibly frustrating at how difficult they are photograph.
The Otter hunt went well, but I'm not sure that I got any decent pictures. As you can imagine, I took plenty and need to spend time going through them, this will have to wait until we get back to civilisation.
As I write this, trying to warm my hands up, Buzzards are flying overhead making their haunting cry and a Jay is doing a great job of staying out of camera shot.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
My old nan used to say "if it looks like a poyrit, then it's probably a poyrit". This is the Stavros S. Niarchos, an obvious pirate name and obviously up to no good.
I must admit, I have never heard of the dread pirate Stavros, but then I am no expert.
Just for the record, International Talk like a Pirate Day is on September 19th so lots of time to practise.
(around here, we already talk like pirates, so we just call it International Talk Normally Day!)
Why are pirates called pirates? Cos they aarrrr!
The S.V.Tenacious is a regular visitor to the bay and fits in quite well with all the stories of smuggling that we have here. Built for sailors with very different needs though, she looks very impressive lit by the setting Sun. At night she is lit up like a Christmas tree, but I would still like to see a Skull & Crossbones flying from the main mast!
Monday, 17 September 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
If you get bored, feel free to look through my photographs. Most have been taken on the Isle of Purbeck and show what an incredibly diverse part of the world I live in.
Hope you enjoy.
Saturday, 15 September 2012
One of my favourite little birds, and too much of a distraction while the lifeboat dedication was going on!
I did my best to hide the fact that I was snapping at the wildlife rather than the lifeboat, but I'm not sure I got away with it.
Today was the naming ceremony and dedication of the D class lifeboat D-752 Phyl & Jack.
This took place at the Swanage lifeboat station and was very well attended.
It is always good to see the R.N.L.I. so well supported, everyone concerned does a cracking job!
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