|The Farne Islands team return|
|Rangers at the ready|
|Deep in thought...training in the 'classroom'|
|but also having a laugh|
|Shopping trollies full|
|and the essentials bought!|
Thursday 20th March (St.Cuthbert's Day!) comments: It’s been some start to the new season! Expecting a quiet weekend before the start, the events of Saturday ensured we were kept busy in all respects as the cargo ship MV Danio ran aground on the outer group of islands. However more importantly (almost) was the return of the Farnes ranger team.
Over the last three days we have been training (in the 'classroom') covering every aspect of the Farnes job from customer care to what to expect on the islands in 2013. It been good to be back with the team and everyone is looking forward to getting back and hopefully we'll return to the Farnes tomorrow morning (Thursday) if weather allows....
We've also completed the most important job; buying lots of food to survive the first few weeks. When I say a lot, we spent almost £1,200 between eight of us, so we are well stocked and yes, we have a few beers to ensure the nights go well. So tomorrow morning at about 9am, we'll hopefully be heading back to the islands, but nothing is guaranteed as the weather is causing us a few issues, just like a certain Ship on the rocks. It's never dull on planet Farnes...
Great to see you boys (and girls!) back on the islands. Here's to another barn-storming season!
Can't believe you're all back already! Hope it's a good one! Hoping to pop over for a wee visit in May. All the best, Sian
Hope you all have a safe journey , hoping to pop over at some point this year
Keep little Will Warm ))
You guys do a fab job in often extreme conditions, keep up the good work. Have a fantastic season.
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