Monday, June 15, 2015

Bass Rock

A single rock with 150.000 Gannets, restricted acces only by boat and only in calm weather. But we were lucky to land on the island and have a close look. No sign of the Helgoland-albatross but it would not surprise me if it would follow the Gannets to Bass Rock and settle here (as one did in 1967-68).

Would you believe that an offshore windmill farm is planned here, in a main flyway of the Gannets?!

approaching the island
the lighthouse with acces path

a walk in the colony needs protection for the legs
standard lens