Puffins are curious and unafraid of humans, and very sociable among themselves. I loved this image of their crowding around your boat, like drinkers hovering at the pub door.

 

‘You can take your boat in among them.  They scatter to start with, but then slowly seep back in, soon enough clustered around you like a crowd waiting for the pub to open.’

 

See also the quote rich mosaic review of this magnificent, entrancing book: a love letter to islands and a paean to the sea. 

 

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 178

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