One of the things I looked forward to on our trip to North Norfolk, was a boat trip I had booked, to see the seals at Blakeney Point. Blakeney has the largest seal colony in England. There are hundreds of these inquisitive mammals, either bobbing in the water or basking on the point. As the best way to view them is on a specially organized boat trip, we chose Temples ,who are based at nearby Morston. Typically the day that we had chosen ended up incredibly windy! But phew, we were able to reschedule for the following day, the last of our holiday. 🙂
After collecting our tickets from The Anchor pub, we were directed to the Quay and boarded ‘The Four Sisters’, one of Temple’s red and white purpose built boats.
It wasn’t too long before we saw our first seals. There are both Grey and Common Seals at Blakeney Point. Common Seals arrive here in the summer to have their pups , whilst the Greys tend to give birth in November and December.
The boat got up pretty close to the seals, but they didn’t seem to bothered by our clicking cameras. How beautiful are they! Of course we didn’t outstay our welcome and the skipper turned the boat, to view more groups relaxing in the shallows.
The trip includes a stop off at the point if you wish, where you can walk up to the Old Lighthouse building and watch the various seabirds that nest there. The boat’s crew pointed out Sandwich, Common, Little and Arctic Terns flying above us.
Of course me being me, I was just as excited at meeting some particular members of the crew! Three generations of the same labrador family were on hand for strokes and to snuffle for spare biscuits. Meet Tide, Bella and Gillie. 🙂
The boat trip with Temple’s was certainly a fun and informative outing. Seabirds, Seals and a canine crew. What more do you need. 🙂
Prices. £12 per adult. £6 per child. Dogs free ( keep on a lead). Tel.01263740791.