The Farnes - September 03


Bob picked up the Farnes trip and managed to work in some firsts on his first trip as organiser too... We used Billy Shiels Glad Tidings (II and III) as well as staying near Bamburgh. The Sea was calm and the Vix was excellent so we got to all the usual, best sites - The Somali, Chris Christensen, Knivestone and Blue Caps. The seals were even more inquisitive than usual and most people got a good nibble. After a break of a couple of years I had forgotten how good the Farnes were, well worth the trip as usual. As usual click on the first little pic and then next preview to see the whole thing.

The Somali always has a good shoal of pollack
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The 12 pound gun at the stern of the Somali was obvious amongst the debris
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Unlicensed product placement
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Cap'n Bob keeps it under his hat
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A squattie on the Knivestone
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A shrimp tidying up the debris of some wrasse feeding
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The lobsters seemed small after Norfolk
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Brittle stars freaking each other out
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A shrimp with nothing to do
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Paul making a striking silhouette
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Even urchins like to spread their legs once in a while
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Nudibranches either mating or fighting over their favourite bryzoan
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A little blobby slug
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A blobby slug
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David on the hunt for photograhic victims
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A little scorpion fish
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Seal!
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Seal attacking Paul's fin
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David falling asleep...
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A seal takes advantage of David
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Aroused by the attention of the seals Paul makes a move on David too...
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Back on the hunt for photogenic urchins
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David and Gary pause to discuss seals
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Sexy seals
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No teeth this time
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Those knees look tasty...
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Knee nipping in progress
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EU approved straight slug
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The seals closed in...
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and kept us under surveillence
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...whilst putting on a bit of a show
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We came up right by the colony
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They really didn't like Paul
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Look at me!
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I can do this!
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Do you have to go?
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Me snapping seals in the shallows - David's
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Me missing a really good shot in the shallows - David's
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Another seal tastes Paul's fin - David's
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Seal art - David's
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Rob Spray.