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Puffin's Reel

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PUFFIN'S REEL (R8x32) Terry Harvey.

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set, dance LH across ½ way
9-16 1s cross up RH between 2s, cast down to 2nd place, dance down and cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Set&Link for 3 twice
25-32 Circle 6h round and back


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Puffins are any of three small species of auk (or alcids) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak in the breeding season.

These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water and breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil.

Two species, the Tufted Puffin and Horned Puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic Puffin, is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Puffins Performing A Reel Of Three On The Side

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