- MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS -
While the seabirds have been here for a month or so nest building, the island finally comes into life in terms of visual impact. Carpets of Bluebells & Red Campion line the pathways for a few weeks around mid May while the birds hurry into the busy breeding season. Pink coastal Thrift starts to bloom on the coast in late May and early June and the weather heats up.
The busiest time and hottest month. The first week of June you'll start to see adult Puffins and other sea birds bringing in sand eels for their newly hatched young. Heading in to mid June, there are chicks across the island all wanting food. Most of the flowers start to die off early in the month and the bracken takes over.
A more wild, sometimes wetter and cooler month, it's usually around the first week there will be the odd chick, aptly named 'Pufflings' starting to venture out of their burrows frantically stretching their wings ready for fledging. These sightings start to increase as we head through the month before all the birds leave in early August.
BOOK YOUR DAY
Workshops are available to book on the listed dates only.
Spaces limited to 3 persons per trip. Please get in touch if you'd like to arrange a bespoke private one to one / one to two person day trip.
Regular Prices for 2020 : Per Person - £175
Workshop cost includes island landing and boat crossing fees
Please read the Terms & Conditions below as all completed bookings made will automatically agree to these.
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Confirmation of Booking
By booking through the website, you agree to all Terms & Conditions listed. A reservation is confirmed once full payment is received. I will then confirm your booking in writing typically via email.
Our workshops run in all weathers and each delegate should ensure that they have the correct all weather clothing suitable to the conditions and each delegate is responsible for the well being of their photography equipment and personal effects.
This is an outdoor photography workshop. Weather can be unpredictable. Drew Buckley accepts no responsibility in the event of any locations being out of sight or not in good light.
CHANGES TO THE DAY
Drew Buckley reserves the right to change the details, itinerary or date of any Workshop due to unforeseen circumstances or events beyond Drew Buckley’s control. Any significant changes will be notified to in writing. If the revised workshop date offered doesn’t suit the delegates plans then an alternative date or refund will be offered.
Drew Buckley cannot be held responsible for the absence or “no show” of animals or birds, nor cloudy or poor weather on workshops.
For Skomer day trips, sometimes bookings will be grouped on the same day. This is usually due to cancellation of a workshop due to no sailings. Therefore that delegate will be offered another weekday designated for Skomer day trip, and as such, will be accommodated onto that trip with other delegates not in their party. This is done in fairness for everyone to carry out their workshop and trip to the island.
Loss or Damage
Drew Buckley will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal items or for any personal injury or accident. Delegates are respectfully reminded that our activities could potentially entail risk or danger and all activities are ENTERED INTO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The venues and locations for this trip have no (or limited) medical facilities. Therefore please inform us of any health issues and ensure you take your own medication with the appropriate insurance in place in case of emergency.
Drew Buckley strongly recommends you make our own insurance arrangements against trip cancellation and curtailment, accidental death and disability, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses, loss of personal effects, photographic equipment and other loss or injury as per a commercially available travel insurance policy
You agree to indemnify Drew Buckley against all loss and damage arising, directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, without limitation of the foregoing to pay us forthwith upon written demand our costs in making good any such loss and damage and cleaning.
Drew Buckley shall not be responsible for any loss, or damage to any belongings, or injuries sustained by your or any member of your party.
Cancellation by Drew Buckley
Drew Buckley reserves the right to cancel any Workshop at any time. Typically the workshops will run in all weathers and each delegate should ensure that they have the correct all weather clothing suitable to the conditions and each delegate is responsible for the well being of their equipment and personal effects. Most times however if weather forecast looks to be poor, Drew Buckley will get in touch to make other arrangements.
In the case of trips where we are dependent upon vehicles (land, sea and air) not owned by Drew Buckley then any decision regarding transportation is at the behest of the service provider and any decision made by them as to the safety of our group is final and indisputable i.e. In the case of the Skomer Island day trip, should the boat be unable to leave the harbour for Skomer Island, Drew Buckley will offer an alternative date to join onto another Skomer day workshop. The delegate can choose if they wish to partake, if not, a full refund for the Workshop will be given. The captain’s decision to sail is final and indisputable.
If, for whatever reason, Drew Buckley needs to cancel a Workshop, then an alternative date will be sought (within 12 months of booking) or full refund of monies paid by you to Drew Buckley will be made. However, Drew Buckley accepts no further liability outside of the cost of the course. Any additional costs incurred outside the cost of the course including but not limited to transportation and accommodation will not be covered by Drew Buckley.
Cancellation by the Delegate
If the delegate is a “no show”, then no refund to the delegate is applicable. Once a booking is made all fees are not refundable under any circumstances other than trip cancellation by Drew Buckley.
Please advise Drew Buckley at the time of booking of any special requests such as diet or physical impairment. A specified level of fitness is required and Drew Buckley reserves the right to refuse to take a delegate if such a special request has not been notified at the time of booking.