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Puffin Adventure

After whale watching in the morning and walking around in the old seaport, we headed back out on the water to an island in the bay that has thousands of puffin birds inhabiting it.

The boat ride out was exciting. The boat was very fast and was hitting the waves just right so that the bow spray was drenching everyone out on deck. The boys mostly sheltered down in the cabin and watched with interest out the windows.

The tour guide was very knowledgable about the puffins. To me, the adorable little birds remind me of a cross between a penguin and a parrot. However, they are not related to either. They are a member of the "auk" family. They look like penguins that can fly. They flap their wings like mad when in the air. And under the water they flap their wings to swim like penguins.


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