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Old March 23rd, 2008, 03:43 AM   #1
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Diving Lundy 2009

Anyone interested in having a UWOL meet on Lundy Island sometime in 2009? I don't dive myself - but it's meant to be good around here. Any thoughts?

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Old March 23rd, 2008, 04:36 AM   #2
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Hey Grant, that sounds like a good idea. I don't dive either, despite being surrounded by the sea (there's enough stuff on land and on top of the sea to keep me going).

However, am I right in thinking that you have to get a boat from north Devon or Somerset? If so, I'm on the wrong side of the Bristol Channel.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 04:54 AM   #3
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Hi Annie,

Yep, the boat goes from Bideford or Ilfracombe (depending on the tides). If you just want a day trip then the Waverley and Balmoral do trips across from South Wales. I'll see if I can find some more info on these boats.

Have you been to Skomer or Skokholm? I'd love to visit those islands, but I don't like leaving Lundy in sea-bird season ;-)

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Old March 23rd, 2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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Hi Grant

I know Skomer and Skokholm very well, having been visiting them since 1981 - and my ex husband worked on Skomer for eight years as the "seabird assistant". I do guided trips for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park around Skomer Island on Wednesdays during the summer. Unfortunately in recent years I haven't had much time to do personal visits for photography or video.

One day I'll get to Lundy - it just hasn't happened yet.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 06:05 AM   #5
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Pembroke's a lovely part of the world. I've only been there the once. We did a conservation weekend when I was at Cardiff Uni. We were clearing gorse from St David's Head. Stayed in Mathyr - nice pub!

I'll have to see if I can get the Lundy Warden to organise a trip to Skomer - so we can steal some of your puffins!

I've just looked up the day trips from Swansea to Lundy on the Balmoral:

http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/

They all appear to be on Wednesdays.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:05 AM   #6
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Hm, maybe I can persuade the Pembrokeshire Bird Group to have a day trip to Lundy as a summer field outing. Which month would you recommend?
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