Monday 29th May
East coast amble
An enterprising Welshman and his mate offer trips around the island for £8.50 a head. Bernie, Jennifer, Laura, Andrew, Tobias and I go for the 15:30 trip.
We pair off. I walk with Tobias as companion down the cliff. We spy round the outside of Millcombe House (12 people) Potential to rent for another trip.
We sail on the Jessica Hettie up up the east (lee) side of the island, the boat slicing through the waves. Memories of the Oldenburg ferry came back - but we were toughened by now. No vomit today!
The boat stops near a inlet. A family of seals is inquisitive - 6 black faces bobbing up and looking at us.
The boatman asks how sturdy we are:
The tide is slack is at the north end - the water a curious flat calm.
Lundy is a tor - a pillar of granite surrounded by the Bristol Channel. There are two small beaches, the rest of the coast is towering cliff.
We conclude that the entrepreneurial boatman doesn't enjoy the hourly rate as a computer contractor. He can't be doing it for the money, and must just enjoy what he does.
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