Day Trip to Lundy
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We boarded the M.S. Oldenburg along with about 200 other people for the 2 hour boat trip to Lundy from Illfracombe early in the morning (well, early for me at least). It was a warm day so we stood up on deck as the ship set sail. For about the first half an hour we followed the
Apparently we made good time and arrived in Lundy about 15 minutes early. We had to be back at the boat in 4 hours time for the return trip and, after calculating that the path around the island was about 10km long, we decided that we would walk around the whole island.
The weather was fantastic and we walked clockwise around the island, following the coastal path on the western side of the island at first.
On booking the trip to Lundy I was expecting a pleasant walk around the island with the odd photogenic spot but nothing special. However, you could almost point the camera anywhere and get a fantastic picture, especially on the western side of the island. The walk around the island was far better than I anticipated and one day I would love to return but perhaps stay overnight in a tent (or even in the old lighthouse). Other than walking, having a picnic or sitting in the pub there is nothing else to do on the island (hence there are only 26 people living there) so you really need good weather to make the most of the experience but if you find yourself near Illfracombe then I would highly recommend a day trip to Lundy. You can go by boat or helicopter.