Puffins at the Skelligs in Ireland

Puffin - Skelligs Ireland


While traveling through Ireland, we took a trip to the Skelligs ~ Skellig Michael to be exact.  It was an extremely bumpy 8 mile boat ride ~ even the captain said it was one of the roughest rides he'd taken people on.  Thank goodness I took a dramamine before going!  

When we arrived on the island It was cold, windy, foggy and absolutely, stunningly beautiful!  Skellig Michael is an island, designated as a nature reserve and the site of an abandoned monastery built in the 8th century.  

There were a ton of puffins on the island, along with other species of birds.  And they seem to nest in small caves in the rocks to avoid the harsh winds.  

This awesome character above was nice enough to pose for a few seconds for me.  Below is a pic of more puffins I was able to capture as the fog started to lift. 

Puffins on Skellig Michael





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Comment balloon 6 commentsRoberta Kayne • September 30 2013 12:10PM


Hi Roberta, That top photo would make a magnificent book cover. The colors,composition and clarity are just fabulous.
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) almost 6 years ago
I haven't gone. Went to Cork, Dublin, Rock of Kashel and another town for a brewsky, just last week
Posted by Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) almost 6 years ago

Thanks William!  Glad you like it; I love the colors. 

Lauren - I went to Cork but not to the other cities -- just the Ring of Kerry.

Posted by Roberta Kayne, CRS, ABR, SFR, RRS, Realtor, Re/Max Affiliates (Dublin & Central Ohio Homes) almost 6 years ago

WOW!!!! Those are great! We went to Alaska this summer and I only got to see them in an Aquarium. It is much better this way. GREAT SHOTS!! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 6 years ago

Thanks Joni.  I appreciate your compliments! They are interesting to watch and just amazing creatures.

Posted by Roberta Kayne, CRS, ABR, SFR, RRS, Realtor, Re/Max Affiliates (Dublin & Central Ohio Homes) almost 6 years ago

Roberta-What gorgeous shots. That first one is awesome

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 6 years ago