Monday 19 November 2012

Trusty Timber

The Trusty Van

Local timber yard picking up the wood

Ready to go in Seahouses harbour

On the island...eventually
Monday 19th November comments: People often wonder what the team get up to on the islands at this time of year, as we are now closed to the public, the seabirds have gone and its nearly Christmas. For the island team, work is far from finished as we work closely with the seals but we also do other vital work - management work!

On Saturday we took full advantage of the pleasant weather (and flat seas!) to collect and move out new timber ready for boardwalk replacement. The full operation took all day but we succeeded in achieving our goal and now we are ready. Over the next week or so, we'll be building new boardwalks on two islands (Staple and Inner Farne) so between bouts of Seal work, we'll be kept busy (and warm!). 

However until then, we have a series of strong southerly gales smashing the islands and although we're safe, our Seal pups maybe in trouble...fingers crossed for some good news.

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