2007 so far

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Puffin on the wing
May 2007 was a trip to the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland to Britain's most famous bird colony, Staple Island, The Island is home to 15,000 plus puffins as well as thousands of other pelagic birds. The island is easily reached by boats (weather permitting) from the fishing port of Seahouses. Seahouses is best reached by car and is about an hour north of Newcastle Airport. Just to the north is Holy Island and Lindisfarne Priory, a centre for Christians pilgrims for well over a thousand years and once home to the Book of Kells.