Today we toughed it out and took a 45 minute boat ride in the rain with 8 foot swells to Skellig Michel to see the Puffins.  For centuries the Monks inhabited this barren and rugged island which is essentially a rock!  There are 600 steps that take you to the top, however, conditions today were not conducive to the climb as it is already unsafe.  However, the conditions could not have been better for photographing the Puffins.  Soft light with a soft rain.  The blog image is one of a few that I am very happy with.  They are indeed the most adorable bird I’ve ever seen.  A real treat and worth the rugged trip on the Atlantic.


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