It’s time to head out to the Castle o’ Burrian to see the Puffins for a final time. The light is unexpectedly gorgeous despite the grey skies all day. The sun is warm and a deep yellow as it sparkles on the sea in the bay.
Most of the Puffins are out at sea. I can see them in a ‘float’ out there. Some are flying in to land and sitting on the small headlands, interacting with one another.
It’s lovely to have a chance to say goodbye to them properly.
As I take photographs there’s a procession of islanders and visitors winding their way along the path as part of the same pilgrimage. It’s a wonderful way of marking the passing of the seasons.
It’s getting very dark and some of the Puffins are taking off with a distant splash and flying in to land. I decide to try some of the most technically difficult photographs I’ve ever attempted with my current equipment.
They’re a perfect way to say goodbye for another year.
I wish them well.
Safe travels, all.