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Sea Searcher Boat Trips
www.seasearcher.co.uk
Booking required for seal and wildlife, fishing, and coast and wind farm trips. For more information see the website.
Ramsgate Royal Harbour Sightseeing Trips
Sightseeing Trips operate from about 12 noon daily during school holidays, and weekends from the end of March to the end of September �3 per head duration approx 15-20 mins. Just turn up at the kiosk to book.
Seal spotting and Wildlife watching
A one and a half hour trip from Ramsgate's Royal Harbour to a local seal colony in a National Nature Reserve. �20 per person.
MAY - Monday 2 10.00, Monday 30 10.00.
Fishing Trips, 3 hour
A taster of sea angling, with rod and bait supplied, departing at 0900 and returning at 1200. Especially suited to beginners. �25 per person.
MAY - Sunday 1, Saturday 7, Sunday 8, Sunday 15, Saturday 21, Saturday 28, Sunday 29.
Fishing Trips, all day
A longer trip departing 0900, returning 1630, allowing for more intense fishing, also with rod and bait included in the price of �45 per person.
MAY - Saturday 14, Sunday 22.
New for 2011
Thanet Coast and Offshore Wind Farm

We will be running a 3 hour trip along the East Thanet Coast to North Foreland and out to the Thanet Offsgore Wind Farm. See the spectacular coast and bays, and the largest operating wind farm in the world. Cost �30 per person.
MAY - Sunday 15 1330

Scottish Seabird Centre
'What's On' at the Scottish Seabird Centre
Puffin Club: Join us 2pm - 3pm weekends and holidays for fun make and take sessions.
1st - 3rd May 2pm - 3pm: Puffin Hats. Try and spot the puffins on the islands and make a lovely puffin hat.
7th - 8th, 14th - 15th, 21st May 2pm - 3pm: Lollipop stick Insects. Have a go at creating your very own colourful lollipop stick insects.
23rd - 25th, 28th - 29th May 2pm - 3pm: Fishy Faces. Make a wonderful ocean mask to transform yourself into a fishy friend.
1st - 31st May: Exposing the Wild Exhibition. Evocative imagery, a passion for nature, and dedication to honest working practice; Exposing The Wild has brought together two individuals with a shared passion for wildlife photography with integrity. This captivating exhibition of photographers Samuel Waldren and Peter Moonlight showcases their work during The Scottish Project in which they aimed to document the wildlife and natural heritage of Berwickshire through photography, videography and literature.
6th May 2.00pm: Story Time by the Sea. Snuggle down for stories by the sea, suitable for ages 2 - 5 years.
8th May: Walking with Birds - Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group and Edinburgh RSPB.
11th May: Walking with Birds - Lammermuirs. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group and Edinburgh RSPB.
12th May 7pm: The Northern Gannet: A tale of flexibility, consistency and constraint evening talk. The remarkable foraging behaviour of northern gannets: a tale of flexibility, consistency and constraint. Keith Hamer is a Reader in Ecology at the University of Leeds. His research is particularly concerned with how wild animals use natural resources, especially food resources. This work includes a wide range of species, from leaf-litter arthropods to birds, in environments ranging from tropical rain forests to sub-Arctic oceans. In this talk, he will present results of more than 10 years of research studying the at-sea movements, activity patterns and foraging strategies of gannets breeding at the Bass Rock and elsewhere around the UK. His results highlight the amazing adaptability and ingenuity of these birds but also send a word of warning about their future prospects in the face of continuing environmental change. Book tickets on 01620 890202 �5 or �4 for Seabird Centre members.
22nd May 2pm-4pm: Wild About Art - Bugs and Beasties. Join our scrap material workshop and make something to encourage the bugs and beasties into your backgarden. Drop in session with Alchemy Arts. Suitable for ages 4+.
25th May: Walking with Birds - Esk River Walk. Meet at Station Road/Eskmill. Contact leader Eppie Sweeney on 0131 445 4379/0752 8334050.
29th May: Walking with Birds - Pressmennan Wood, East Lothian. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group and Edinburgh RSPB. For all enquiries, call Alan Gracie on 0131 652 0308.
All activities are free with admission to the Discovery Centre, unless otherwise stated.
Please note we will make every effort to provide this programme, but operational issues or circumstances beyond our control may necessitate the cancellation, at short notice, or any part of it.
Further information can be found at www.seabird.org
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a charity dedicated to inspiring people to care for wildlife and the natural environment. Charity number SC025837.

Hobbs of Henley
www.hobbsofhenley.com
New Spanish restaurant opens at Hobbs boatyard, Easter cruises, Henley Royal Regatta and much more...
Viva La Barca! Easter on the river, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley Music Arts Festival and the latest news from Hobbs of Henley.
Welcome to our very first newsletter!
We are really looking forward to the coming season and we have all been busy down at the boat yard preparing for the months ahead as we launch all our privately owned boats onto their moorings. Over the winter months, we took the opportunity to look out how we engage with you, our customers, and how you could engage with us. So we have been been redesigning our website which will have a completely new look and feel to it as well as being constantly updated with all our events and our latest news. We expect to go live later this month so take a look and let us know what you think. As well as our website and newsletters, we also have pages on Facebook and Twitter. So come and connect with us!
So as Spring finally settles upon us, we have some great ideas for the coming months that we want to share with you and we look forward to seeing down at the boatyard soon!
Interested in a mooring?
We have 80 riverside moorings in Henley and 18 in Goring that are available for annual rent, should you be interested in a mooring please contact us on 01491 572035 for more details.
For more ideas and events, Check out our 'What's on When' page on our website.
Unique hospitality at the Henley Royal Regatta and The Henley Music and Arts Festival
With the Royal Regatta and Festival looming, why not take advantage of our bespoke packages for these prestigious events? The Festival package comprises an exclusive mooring in prime riverside position, festival tickets (subject to availability) and the hire of one of our 12 seater elegant Edwardian style launches. The Regatta package includes the hire of one of our launches and tickets to the Regatta (also subject to availability). Hampers can be provided for your day or evening. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity - book now to avoid disappointment! Contact us on 01491 572 035 or email us for further information.
Launches from riverside hotels
We don't just have boats available to hire in Henley! We also lease some of our self drive launches to prestigious riverside Hotels. You can find our launches at:
* The Swan in Streatley
* The Oakley Court
* The Runnymede on Thames
These launches are available for hire from these hotels from Easter onwards. Please contact the hotels directly to book.
We also have our 12 seater chauffeur driven launches available for hire at The French Horn in Sonning, The Spice Merchant and Hotel du Vin in Henley.
We look forward to welcoming you on board soon!



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