Puffins and Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

June 2016.  Last summer, we stayed in north Pembrokeshire near Fishguard, a beautiful area and we quite fell in love with it. The hills, grass pastures, the Preseli Mountains and beautiful coast walks on the Pembrokeshire Coast overlooking the blue/green sea.  You stand a good chance of seeing porpoises, seals and dolphins while walking on the coast paths.  We discovered that the best time to visit Skomer Island is in June and July when the puffins are breeding. So we put it in our diaries to visit during a gap in the GCSE exams this summer.

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Studland, Old Harry Rocks, Ballard Down

April 2016, We are beginning to explore Purbeck now the better weather has arrived.   We drop off one of our sons at a local South Coast university and duty done, we drive over to Studland via the wonderful Chain Ferry.

On the drive down from the Midlands, we noticed that the further south we drove, the more yellow gorse we saw.  It always brings back memories of childhood holidays by the sea.  Once off the ferry, the gorse was abundantly yellow everywhere.

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