Nesting Great cormorants on the Little Orme.
"I fancy that one with the hand on the trig point"
At the trig point on the Little Orme.
"I wish I was walking on one of those bigger mountains!"
Seal of approval. One of two seals watched for several minutes.
Red valerian, the flower of the day.
The Little Orme from our lunch spot on Mynydd Pant.Walk stats: Distance: 7.5 miles. Climb:1457'.
Time: 4 hours 37 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie H., Carol and Tim, Sylvia and Dave J.
The weather was pretty well what Accuweather forecast. Showers before lunch with a strong breeze to make sure the rain didn't last for long. In fact there were so few spots that I didn't bother to put on my waterproofs at all, but I did have to chase after my hat once!
This walk is superb, especially if you like watching birds, looking at flowers and butterflies and on a good Common seals. We weren't disappointed and watched two Common seals for about ten minutes. As usual there were lots of Great cormorants nesting, quite a few Guillemots and a few Razorbills around too. We also had good views of Ravens and nesting Fulmars.
Other birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Rook, Herring gull, Winter wren, Barn swallow, House martin, Chifchaff, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Carrion crow, Black-billed magpie, Kestrel, Raven, House sparrow, Whitethroat, Blue tit, Great tit, Pied wagtail, Woodpigeon and Common buzzard.
There were lots of flowers on show too, but the Common and Red valerian in Penryn quarry were the stars.
We also watched a couple seals for about 15 minutes, a Grey seal and a Common seal.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pente Halkyn, where the Lees bitter was on form.