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The Sound

Richard Bell’s nature diary Sunday, 6th July 2008


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GREY SEALS stayed basking on their rocks for as long as possible as the tide came in. A single gannet flew west over the Sound between the headland and the Calf of Man. A few great black-backed gulls perched on the rocks while cormorants stood, drying their outstretched wings or flew out to sea. Boats bobbed about as they negotiated the turbulent water in the narrow channel.


This is a great place to sit and watch the world go by: we sat at a table by the panoramic window, with coffee and home-made scones still warm from the oven at the Sound cafe and visitor centre.


Link: The Sound, Manx Natural Heritage

Looking south south-west from the car park at Shoprite, Port Erin, 23 degrees C, 2.50 p.m.; another left-handed drawing.

Rocks a the Sound.