Dickens was not a seawatcher.

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Nice force 4 westerly and rain moving in overnight; 9.3m tide at 1330; day off, friends up for it – gotta be a Tobacco Dump seawatch.
Once I’d picked Bazzo and Neill up, we were on site from 1115 this morning under brightening skies and a weakening summer breeze, sun cream out, shades on.
“Great Expectations” my ass.
“Something will turn up” – pah!!!
Dickens patently never tried a seawatch off Formby during his sojourn in Liverpool.

Tobacco Dump, 4.9.16, 1115- 1355:
W’ly 3, cloud, sunny periods.

Arctic Skua 4-5
Razorbill 1
Auk sp 2
Sandwich Tern 300+
Common Tern 120+
Arctic Tern 23
Gannet approx 100
Common Scoter 800+
Red Throated Diver 2
Great Crested Grebe 2

Best head back to Dempsey Towers to hack the garden accompanied by a soundtrack of autumnal Goldcrests and Robins….