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Default 27-06-2011, 08:28

Great stuff, also somewhere I was hoping to go to at somepoint. What is the deal with getting out there?


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Default 27-06-2011, 12:16

Great report, I've always wanted to go here.

I was all set for a trip across in my kayak but was told that you need permission and the coastguard are pretty on the ball at spotting people attempting.


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Default 27-06-2011, 15:03

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I was all set for a trip across in my kayak but was told that you need permission and the coastguard are pretty on the ball at spotting people attempting.
With an auxiliary coastguard station placed right on Penmon Point, landing on Puffin Island is going to get you spotted, and whilst I don't think for a minute, they'd come out to you, I do think there's a good chance somebody might be waiting on the beach for you when you get back.

One legitimate way of getting across is to join the RSPB and go across on one of their bird watching trips. I think the main reason they control access is because of the birds that nest there.

I've got a good 30 minutes footage of VHS whilst across on Puffin Island. I'll work out a way (ideally a cheap one) of getting it on to you tube and post a link up - there's a lot more of the internals of the signal station and the underground cistern on the video.
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Default 27-06-2011, 20:44

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I've got a good 30 minutes footage of VHS whilst across on Puffin Island. I'll work out a way (ideally a cheap one) of getting it on to you tube and post a link up - there's a lot more of the internals of the signal station and the underground cistern on the video.
I've got conversion equipment if you'd like it making into a DVD or digital video file? I'll either do the conversion or gladly lend you the equipment.


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Default 02-07-2011, 22:33

Beautifull pics, i live on anglesey and have always wandered whats on there thanks for sharing them !
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Default 07-07-2011, 13:46

Thanks for that, live opposite it and have always wondered what it was like on there
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Default 23-09-2011, 01:33

Hi everyone,

Finally got round to converting my VHS to digital media. There is a 15 minute exploration of puffin island on youtube now :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaWdq9yDbpQ

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TaWdq9yDbpQ?hl=en&fs=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

This features a few shots of the island and buildings from the boat, landing on the south side, making way through undergrowth, the remains of the monastic settlement and crofters cottage, signal station and stables and a peep down into the Turbot hole cave system. Sorry about the quality - it does date back from 1997 though!
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