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PUFFINS 2

this is a revised date/time for the meetup scheduled for 14 April and cancelled because of bad weather.

This is a chance to photograph puffins and other seabirds on a (mainly) private visit to the Isle of May. This is a private charter on a RIB leaving from Anstruther at 2pm, arriving on the island around 45 minutes later. We then spend just over 3 hours on the island with a guide who can show us the best spots for photographing the various birds that, apart from Puffins include shags, guillemots, terns and a peregrine falcon.

 

The cost of the trip is £25 and is weather dependent. The RIB takes 12 passengers (minimum is 8 for the trip), so we will run a wait list if all the places are reserved.

The island has very limited facilities, so whilst there are toilets, there is not much else, so it's worth bringing something hot to drink and waterproofs/warm clothing are essential. The RIB is fast and open, so a waterproof rucksack/camera bag is a good idea.

Anstruther is around 75 minutes from Edinburgh. There is a bus service (hourly), but it would be good if we could enough car sharing to make this simpler.

For more details, there are loads of images on FLICKR from the Isle of May and the official site is pretty good- http://www.isleofmaybirdobs.org/,

the boat is organised by http://www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk/

I also think its worthwhile if we have a meetup a couple of weeks after the visit to look at some prints and have critique of the images, so I will also organise a follow up nearer the time.

 

 

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  • Olivia

    Wow m on it now,,, will take bus from Edinburgh .. I know its too late but would appreciate if there is a space in car( any where from Edinburg) would chip in expenses .see u all x

    April 29, 2013

    • Olivia

      Thanks Malcolm , what time do you plan to leave??? See u there then :) olivia

      May 3, 2013

    • Olivia

      Oh , it's noon off course 12.

      May 3, 2013

  • Olivia

    Weather is .........

    May 3, 2013

  • Olivia

    13 c sunny and cloudy on isle of may tomorrow.

    May 3, 2013

  • Olivia

    Thanks malcolm for kindness :) really appreciate it, where in central edinburgh and what time please??? Text me on[masked] - looking fwd to :)

    May 1, 2013

  • Lara V.

    Is the rib booked or we need to make our own way now? I m confused, somebody help please :)

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am still on for the 4th. Ken are you still in?

    April 13, 2013

    • Ken A.

      Still space for one, and given Malcoms latest message your friend can come. I will meet at The big screen at The Sheraton on Lothian road at 12. Will see you tonight at South Queensferry anyway.

      April 29, 2013

    • Cheryl (.

      Im still in ken for sat will book tic & see you all @ 12 assuming weathers okay

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I was on the waiting list and I realice now that Iam in, I am so glad!
    Did you already meet or are you going to meet before the trip?
    Is anyone going by bus from edinburgh?
    See you next week!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. I have a friend who would like to come. Can she join on a wait list/ standby?

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry cant make this now. :(

    April 25, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Unfortunately the revised date is no good to me so well done to the people who can take my space and my guest's, have fun.
    If there was to be a third trip I would very much like to go to that.

    April 24, 2013

  • Mark

    Apologies I cannot make this now

    April 24, 2013

  • Lara V.

    Hi Malcolm how does it work 12 passengers max + 2 guests? I believe the RIB take only 12 people

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing plan! I hope I can do it.

    April 17, 2013

  • Olivia

    Sounds amazing plan.

    April 17, 2013

  • Rich

    Hi. Happy to drive, however only one spare seat.

    February 12, 2013

    • Rich

      Hi Lara. Seems the trip has been postponed till the 4th due to bad weather, and I am afraid I can't make it then.

      April 13, 2013

    • Lara V.

      Sorry about that....I should be able to make it tho, we can always organize another one!! :)

      April 13, 2013

  • Rich

    Unfortunately I am unable to make the revised date in May. Pesky weather :-(

    April 13, 2013

  • Ken A.

    Lara and Cheryl is Lothian Road near the big tv at 11am OK for you both? Fionnuala do you want to join us? Rutwij if a sapce opens up get in touch.

    April 8, 2013

    • Ken A.

      No problem Lara, see you in Anstruther

      April 9, 2013

    • Lara V.

      :)

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in Bruntsfield and would like to car pool (either as passenger or driving). Could meet en route either.

    April 8, 2013

  • Ken A.

    I can drive with 3 spaces from West Edinburgh, happy to pick up on route. Equally if too many cars happy to be passenger.

    April 1, 2013

    • Lara V.

      That is good for me. Just let me know what time :)

      April 7, 2013

    • Rutwij

      Ken - please count me in if I make the cut :) And of course if you still have a space in your car

      April 8, 2013

  • Lara V.

    I m in Leith but I can get to a pick up point of your choice.

    April 2, 2013

  • Rich

    I will be driving too. One space available in car. Going from near Dalkeith, south of Edinburgh. Happy to detour to pick up :-)

    April 2, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Hello I'm on the original waiting list so hope to get a place on this trip. Just wondering, how do we go about paying for this meet up?

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to come. Fionnuala

    February 10, 2013

  • Anita

    My guest will be Richard Elliott.
    He will take my place on the boat as I get terrible sea sickness

    February 10, 2013

  • Leonie G.

    Is it OK to bring a guest or are there no spaces left?

    February 10, 2013

  • may c

    Again sounds good but will still be mother of the bridegroom at lunch on the Sunday!

    February 10, 2013

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