MR TIM EARL lives in Guernsey where he does a little journalism although most of his time is spent leading wildlife tours worldwide. He co-authored the Insight Guide to the Channel Islands shortly after writing Explore Guernsey. He helped set up the island’s training scheme for accredited guides. Tim worked as a Naturalist on board Hebridean Spirit pointing out mammals and birds at sea and leading wildlife walks ashore. He is delighted to be doing the same on Minerva.