Here’s a blog report from Ramsey IslandsRSPB warden Lisa Morgan
The New Year began where 2011 left off, wet and wild! Winds of over 70 mph screeched along the coast last night and late this evening it is still blowing a Force 10. It makes life quite difficult at times; simply putting one foot in front of the other can be a huge physical effort for humans and is almost impossible for our chickens. It really has been quite brutal over the last 24 hours and that’s not a word I often use in association with the island. I did manage to get a few photographs today of the monstrous sea off the island’s west coast. It was breaking right over the top of many of the small islets to the south of Ramsey with the salt spray funnelling up and over the interior of the island. By crawling on my stomach and hiding the camera under my hood I managed to hold still and dry long enough to get a few shots. The camera is now recovering on the AGA and I’m warming nicely in front of the fire. Here’s to a cold, crisp and calm spell in the near future. Happy New Year.
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