yearoflegend Tag

Of all of our seabirds gannets definitely win the competition for the most amazing diving technique. 
They can drop from the sky like a feathered dart from heights of up to 30m, hitting the water at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour.  The deepest dive recorded from a Grassholm gannet was 25m. To have worked out the refraction of the water's surface and still be on target for their fish over that sort of distance is truly amazing.  They have a number of adaptations to help them achieve this, folding their wings back against their bodies a split second before entering the water, inflating air sacs in their head and body to cushion the impact with the water as well as having a secondary eyelid to protect their eyes and internal nostrils with baffles to prevent water ingress.
We are lucky to have the 4th largest gannetry in the world here in Pembrokeshire on Grassholm Island. If you want to come and sea this amazing spectacle get in touch. #natureisamazing
Thanks to Lyndon Lomax for the photos
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Of all of our seabirds gannets definitely win the competition for the most amazing diving technique. They can drop from the sky like a feathered dart from heights of up to 30m, hitting the water at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. The deepest dive recorded from a Grassholm gannet was 25m. To have worked out the refraction of the water’s surface and still be on target for their fish over that sort of distance is truly amazing. They have a number of adaptations to help them achieve this, folding their wings back against their bodies a split second before entering the water, inflating air sacs in their head and body to cushion the impact with the water as well as having a secondary eyelid to protect their eyes and internal nostrils with baffles to prevent water ingress. We are lucky to have the 4th largest gannetry in the world here in Pembrokeshire on Grassholm Island. If you want to come and sea this amazing spectacle get in touch. #natureisamazing Thanks to Lyndon Lomax for the photos

Of all of our seabirds gannets definitely win the competition for the most amazing diving technique.
They can drop from the sky like a feathered dart from heights of up to 30m, hitting the water at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. The deepest dive recorded from a Grassholm gannet was 25m. To have worked out the refraction of the water’s surface and still be on target for their fish over that sort of distance is truly amazing. They have a number of adaptations to help them achieve this, folding their wings back against their bodies a split second before entering the water, inflating air sacs in their head and body to cushion the impact with the water as well as having a secondary eyelid to protect their eyes and internal nostrils with baffles to prevent water ingress.
We are lucky to have the 4th largest gannetry in the world here in Pembrokeshire on Grassholm Island. If you want to come and sea this amazing spectacle get in touch. #natureisamazing
Thanks to Lyndon Lomax for the photos

'Raven grew up with the sound of the wind and the call of the birds and the song of the seals. Sea below and sky above, he was wild.  And he grew up with the islands legend deep in his mind, the legend of the king who sleeps under the hill and waits for the return of the White Raven, the magical one.' This week on one of our bespoke trips we were joined by Jackie Morris for some story telling.  Jackie is an award winning author and illustrator of Robert Macfarlane's The Lost Words. This is an extract from her unpublished story Hrafen's Ey about a Ramsey Raven.  We listened to her spellbinding story to a background of seals and Ravens. 
The Pembrokeshire islands are steeped in legend and myth, if you would like to join us for a unique trip of magical storytelling at sea with Jackie please get in touch.  If you have a group you can book the boat exclusively for a storytelling trip.
#yearoflegend #findyourepic
#visitwales
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‘Raven grew up with the sound of the wind and the call of the birds and the song of the seals. Sea below and sky above, he was wild. And he grew up with the islands legend deep in his mind, the legend of the king who sleeps under the hill and waits for the return of the White Raven, the magical one.’ This week on one of our bespoke trips we were joined by Jackie Morris for some story telling. Jackie is an award winning author and illustrator of Robert Macfarlane’s The Lost Words. This is an extract from her unpublished story Hrafen’s Ey about a Ramsey Raven. We listened to her spellbinding story to a background of seals and Ravens. The Pembrokeshire islands are steeped in legend and myth, if you would like to join us for a unique trip of magical storytelling at sea with Jackie please get in touch. If you have a group you can book the boat exclusively for a storytelling trip. #yearoflegend #findyourepic #visitwales

‘Raven grew up with the sound of the wind and the call of the birds and the song of the seals. Sea below and sky above, he was wild. And he grew up with the islands legend deep in his mind, the legend of the king who sleeps under the hill and waits for the return of the White Raven, the magical one.’ This week on one of our bespoke trips we were joined by Jackie Morris for some story telling. Jackie is an award winning author and illustrator of Robert Macfarlane’s The Lost Words. This is an extract from her unpublished story Hrafen’s Ey about a Ramsey Raven. We listened to her spellbinding story to a background of seals and Ravens.
The Pembrokeshire islands are steeped in legend and myth, if you would like to join us for a unique trip of magical storytelling at sea with Jackie please get in touch. If you have a group you can book the boat exclusively for a storytelling trip.
#yearoflegend #findyourepic
#visitwales

The collective noun for shags is a 'hangout of shags' this is definitely an appropriate one if you've ever seen the crèche system they operate whereby one or two adults can end up 'babysitting as many as 10 or 12 youngsters at this time of year. They are very entertaining to watch. #hangoutofshags
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The collective noun for shags is a ‘hangout of shags’ this is definitely an appropriate one if you’ve ever seen the crèche system they operate whereby one or two adults can end up ‘babysitting as many as 10 or 12 youngsters at this time of year. They are very entertaining to watch. #hangoutofshags

The collective noun for shags is a ‘hangout of shags’ this is definitely an appropriate one if you’ve ever seen the crèche system they operate whereby one or two adults can end up ‘babysitting as many as 10 or 12 youngsters at this time of year. They are very entertaining to watch. #hangoutofshags

We have been having fantastic sightings of our harbour porpoise this week. 
Interesting facts about porpoise - according to a recent paper, they will forage nearly continuously day and night and attempt to catch up to 550 small fish every hour, with a 90% success rate. This has led to them being referred to as 'aquatic shrews'. #porpoise #Ramsey sound
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We have been having fantastic sightings of our harbour porpoise this week. Interesting facts about porpoise – according to a recent paper, they will forage nearly continuously day and night and attempt to catch up to 550 small fish every hour, with a 90% success rate. This has led to them being referred to as ‘aquatic shrews’. #porpoise #Ramsey sound

We have been having fantastic sightings of our harbour porpoise this week.
Interesting facts about porpoise – according to a recent paper, they will forage nearly continuously day and night and attempt to catch up to 550 small fish every hour, with a 90% success rate. This has led to them being referred to as ‘aquatic shrews’. #porpoise #Ramsey sound

There are many collective nouns for seals, including a colony, a rookery, a herd, a harem but perhaps our favourite is a bob of seals.  We are just starting to see some of the adults returning to the island ahead of the breeding season.#seals
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There are many collective nouns for seals, including a colony, a rookery, a herd, a harem but perhaps our favourite is a bob of seals. We are just starting to see some of the adults returning to the island ahead of the breeding season.#seals

There are many collective nouns for seals, including a colony, a rookery, a herd, a harem but perhaps our favourite is a bob of seals. We are just starting to see some of the adults returning to the island ahead of the breeding season.#seals