Discover | Lundy
From my viewpoint I watched seabirds skim the water below and through binoculars, examined the water for other signs of marine life. On the rocks I could just make out the mottled grey of an adult seal, then another, basking alongside in the heat of the sun.
I set out again and ahead I could see artists sketching the coast - and where better to take in the breathtaking views than Lundy, with the Bristol Channel to one side and the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean to the other.
Down over a stone path and alongside an area of water. Perched on the cliff above, a solitary Heron surveyed the inky blackness below.
What becomes evident on Lundy is its starkness. A big open sky and no dramatic changes in the fabric of the landscape to take you eye from your ability to see so far in to the distance.
Ahead, I noticed the elusive Sika Deer, which were introduced to Lundy in 1927 and soon after, feral goats. Similar in appearance from a distance, their unkempt drab brown coats designed to keep out the harshest of weather conditions, which prevail here in the winter months.