Tuesday, 2 September 2008

The Farne Islands

We visited the Farne Islands while up north. Off the coast of Seahouses (the town's name) they are low lying rocky islands home to tens of thousands of birds and less than a dozen humans. I had hoped to see puffins, but it was not the season. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-farnes.htm

The Farne Islands is also where Grace Darling lived with her father who was a lighthouse keeper. She is legendary in the area for rowing out with him during a storm to rescue stranded passengers from a ship that ran aground on the rocks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A5872098

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