June saw me on the Farne Islands. A fabulous day although we had to get off pretty sharpish as the wind picked up and we were in for a choppy return to the mainland.
The view from the hotel in Bamburgh wasn't bad either!
Nor the sunset on the causeway at Holy Island
And apparently there is a roseate turn in the middle of the arctic terns at the Long Nanny site up there.
further south I popped into Weardale for a botanical foray into the vampires of that dale
Later in June I popped up to Ingleborough to run about on slippy clints and deep grykes in limestone pavement country.
While in mid June we both managed to snatch a long weekend in Boscastle in Cornwall
The famous Valency river which although tranquil this visit, flooded Boscastle in 2004
The beaches of St Ives were stunning in 50mph winds but blue blue skies
The waves were therefore quite impressive around St Ives and seem to have washed up this mermaid cum seal on the rocks..........
July saw me back in Yorkshire, this time on Malham Tarn taking part in a research project to find Britain's rarest caddisfly, which is only found here.
Being given permission to be out in the Tarn at night with a light trap was just magical, as thousands and thousands of grouse wing caddisfly emerged from the lake all around us.
And I even managed to get to Newcastle to record the kittiwakes on the Tyne Bridge, or as our lovely Geordie contributor said.... kitti waaaaarks
Well just a flavour of where I've been, and why sadly the blog took second place to being out there and doing it as they say.
And so, if you want to hear more; the following Living Worlds are coming up on Radio 4;
Puffin - Broadcast last Sunday
Limestone Pavements - 07.08.11
Vampire Plants - 14.08.11
Caddisfly - 21.08.11
Go on......have a peek................ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qyz3