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If you’re looking for a wonderful day trip while visiting Edinburgh or St. Andrews, be sure to take a ride on the Osprey of Anstruther¬†and wander around the Isle of May. Located just five miles across the water from the beautiful town of Anstruther, it’s only a 25 minute ride to the island. We spent about 2.5 hours on the island and felt like we could have stayed longer. I’ve already posted my puffin photos on a previous post and here are a few non-puffin photos.

Isle of May Logan and Patti getting ready to go
Suited up and ready for the water

Isle of May boat
The “Osprey”

Town of Anstruther
The beautiful town of Anstruther, Scotland

Isle of May Grey Seals

Isle of May close up grey seal
We were greeted by curious Grey Seals as we approached the Isle of May

Isle of May puffin and Lighthouse
As we approached the Isle of May

Isle of May National Park Reserve

Logan profile
On the Isle of May

Isle of May Angry bird protecting it's home
Bird protecting its home

Isle of May 1636 building
Building on the Isle of May (c) 1636

Isle of May Old lighthouse
Isle of May Lighthouse built by Robert Stevenson (father of Robert Louis Stevenson)

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Lighthouse on the Isle of May

Isle of May Logan and John in the field
Beautiful trails on the isle of May

The puffins were my original reason for booking the tour and I was rewarded by seeing thousands of them! I can’t resist sharing one more puffin photo!

Isle of May Puffin with Fish

Truly a great afternoon enjoying nature!!

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Isle of May is an interesting Nature Reserve and an easy day trip from St Andrews. More to come on the details of our wonderful outing but for now feast your eyes on my favorite birds, the Puffin.

The Clowns of the Bird World…

Isle of May puffins in flight

Isle of May Puffin with tracker

Isle of May Puffin with Fish

Isle of May puffin in flight
One of these is not like the others!

Isle of May puffin in flight IV

Isle of May puffin in flight II

All photos are by me ~ it took me a while to figure out how to catch them in flight since they are FAST flyers. I smiled the entire time we were watching these fun creatures. And will definitely go back when we’re in the area again.

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