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Seal Trip to Blakeney Point

One of the highlights of our holiday last week was a seal trip to Blakeney Point. We walked along the coastal path to Blakeney stopping on the way to have lunch at The Anchor pub in Morston; the crab salad was delicious. While we were there, and as the tide time was perfect, we decided to have a trip to Blakeney Point with Temples to see the seals.

Following a short wait for the water to rise enough to lift the boat we were off. The crew were very informative, and entertaining too.

Blakeney Point is a sea spit formed by longshore drift, this is the old lifeboat shed which used to be at the end of the spit but now it’s still quite a distance to the point.P1420346Both Grey and Common seals can be found at Blakeney, it’s mostly Common seals in the summer months and the Grey’s have their pups in November and December. You can find out how to identify which is which here.  These are mostly Grey seals.

I’m not going to say any more,just enjoy the photos.P1420372





The seal colony

Just a quick post from me today, I have a busy weekend going on.

Here’s some pictures from the seal colony, there will be a lot more seals there by the end of the month and into August when they have their pups. But at least we got to see these common seals close up, and in the wild.

It’s a hard life being a seal!

We will have to go back to the Isles, I still haven’t seen those elusive sea otters, we might have to go to Shetland to see them.