|Staple Island looking towards Brownsman (Wez Smith)|
July comments: Last weekend a number of ex-Farne wardens met up in
Seahouses for a long anticipated reunion. A number of ex-staff had travelled
from far and wide to meet up in Seahouses and catch up over old times. From Shetland
to Skomer (Wales) to Isle of May (Scotland) and even the south coast of England,
eleven ex-wardens stayed in Seahouses for the weekend, reliving their days on
the famous islands.
On Saturday the team visited the islands spending a few
hours on both Staple and Inner Farne and as you would expect there was a lot of
chat about seabirds and island management (especially considering the expertise
amongst the group). There were certainly discussion points about the current
Tern management on the islands especially from a vegetation point of view, but
we’ll leave that for another blog post.
The weekend was a huge success, as the team met up with old
friends from Bobby and Archie to William, Micky and Craig amongst many others.
A repeat is already being planned for next year and we are looking at expanding
numbers to even more ex-wardens.
Thanks to everyone who made the journey to Seahouses and
thanks to Stef and Juan for organising the first of many reunions! Thanks to Wez and Stef for the photos and also thanks
to William Shiel (http://www.farne-islands.com/)
for giving us a free lift out to the islands; a great day and evening was had
by all (and a few sore heads as well).