I wanted to go to see the puffins (as most people do!) and what a sight they are. Looking at the info on the island it was recommended that you turn up around an hour before the sailing time to make sure you got on the boat. After slightly sleeping in and it taking a little longer to get to than estimated by me we got there around 30 mins before the 10am sailing. We'd resided ourselves to the fact that we'd have to wait for the 11 am sailing. Not at all! Straight into the shop for our tickets and straight down to the dock to join the queue. I guess we got lucky. Fantastic! After a little wait we all boarded for our little sail to the island, this gives a chance to see the island and the puffins from sea level. Once on the island it is a bit of a climb up to the top of the island. From there it is flat-ish with only a few slight rises and falls. The footpaths are easy to follow but can be quite narrow at times as there are ground nesting birds either side and you are not allowed to deviate from them at all for obvious reasons. You should definately walk the whole island and keep your eyes peeled both on land and in the water as you can very often see seals and dolphins. In the centre of the island is the farmhouse where there is a picnic area and covered outdoor tables. There isn't any shops or cafes on the island so taking your own food and drink is essential. Quite clearly this trip is better done on a fair weather day so if it's not then you will need clothing that will be appropriate for the weather. The peace and tranquility is wonderful and so is the beauty, don't forget your camera and enjoy yourself.
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