Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Herm Island: Island Rib Voyages

It's been very busy at the Herm beach cafes recently due to glorious weather so to treat myself on my day off today I took a tour with Island Rib Voyages, to find out more about them click here.

I took the 1 hour tour called Herm Explorer. And I had two good reasons for this being my ideal tour... going on a speed boat and seeing wildlife!

Our first stop was the fort that you see on the way to Herm.

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Then passing by the north beaches of Herm.

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To an area referred to by our guide as 'the humps'. Where very excitingly there are seals!

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In this next picture Herm is in the distance so you can see how far away we were however these rocks can be seen from Shell beach and I had no idea there were seals living here!

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This next picture shows Guillemots which are apparently important. Our guide was an animal behaviour specialist and the Rib Voyages team are real environmental enthusiasts really understanding the area and even keeping a record on the seals every time they go out.

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Then we headed back towards Shell beach.

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My colleagues on the beach saw us doing these big spins for fun!

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Past Belvoir Bay...

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And on to see the puffins! Yay!

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At Puffin Bay, the south, cliff side of Herm.

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They nest in the cracks.

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And the southern end of Herm was the end of our little tour back.

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Back to St Peter's Port, a little wind swept, with Castle Cornet in the back.

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This trip comes highly recommended from me, I'm hoping to visit Sark caves with them another time :)

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