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Puffins

Croydon, United...
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Puffins

Hi

My mum is really interested in seeing puffins! We will be arriving in Kirkwall by cruise on 07 August.

Will it be too late to catch them? If not, how would we be able to get to them?

The ship will dock from 7am until 5pm.

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1. Re: Puffins

They will most likely have gone by August.

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2. Re: Puffins

You may just be in luck. They will almost certainly be gone by mid August, so it's touch and go.

Croydon, United...
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3. Re: Puffins

But how and where can I see them?

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4. Re: Puffins

Your best bet would be Marwick Head, on the west Mainland. You'd need your own transport though, and be fit enough to walk uphill about half a mile.

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5. Re: Puffins

There are more to be seen on Westray but that's a boat too far given your limited timeframe.

There are a few buses head out past Birsay (the nearest place for Marwick Head) but I suspect few on Sundays. You'll probably need a taxi or a part-day car-hire.

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6. Re: Puffins

A word re taxis. Don't rely on a mobile 'phone signal at Marwick Head.

Croydon, United...
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7. Re: Puffins

And there's a chance that by 07 August they will have gone!

Any idea how much a taxi would cost to and from Marwick head? It seems like an ambitious plan

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8. Re: Puffins

Good views, nevertheless.

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