Another Perfect Day

It’s while after sunset now. The iPhones with their attention spans long since turned from sunset to social no longer observe the western sky. Through twilight, the sky transitions through layers of orange and yellow and green before a deep blue heralds the first evening stars. This is a special time when seabirds skim the […]

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City of the Birds

Just under two kilometers north east of Skellig Michael is the smaller of the Skelligs, ‘Little Skellig’. What struck me as the biggest difference between the two is that here on Little Skellig the sea birds ruled. Tens of thousands of gannets and other migratory birds clings to every usable surface of this barren rocky […]

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Skellig Patrol

These two beautiful gannets patrolling the waters off Little Skellig easily lived up to their reputation of Ireland’s most majestic seabird. For a a few moments they flew in to hold perfect formation alongside our ungainly craft. With wings beating in unison and the and effortlessly glide they showed us up a thousand times over. […]

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