Monday, 26 August 2013

A boat trip to see the seals........................................... Blakeney Point Norfolk

One of the highlights of my week away in Norfolk was visiting the seal colony at Blakeney Point.
We have Grey and Common seals around our coast in the UK and both species can be seen here.

                                    We had to wait until 4pm for the tide to come in before we could set sail.

Our boat is the one on the right... they each hold up to fifty passengers.

It always amazes me how quickly the tide comes in... from the image above to this in less than half an hour.

We were the first to leave the harbour at Morston...but were soon overtaken.
I preferred our more leisurely pace.

It wasn't long before we had reached the end of Blakeney Point and the seal colony.

The boats can get right up to the shoreline...

... passing up and down a few times giving us some wonderful views.

 The seals were just as curious of us as we were of them... or so it seemed.

Some swimming alongside for a closer look...

...while others just turned the other cheek.

This was the view from the rear of our craft... seal trips are very popular.

Our World Tuesday

24 comments:

Kay said...

How cool and fun. Here on the California Central Coast, there is a place where the seals and sea lions all come ashore and sun themselves. My late husband and I went up there for a weekend many years ago.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely pieces of land for the Seal, I love them all.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful! You got some great shots of the seals.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shots for the day and I do love the seals!! Delightful! Thanks for sharing!!

Sandra said...

WOW... color me jealous...

Gary Phillips said...

Great post!! Seals always fascinate me. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Wally Jones said...

What a great opportunity!
Wonderful post with great images!

Fun60 said...

What a great experience and you took some excellent close ups of the seals.

TexWisGirl said...

poor little guys get stared at every day! :)

Snap said...

I bet this was loads of fun. Curious critters ... I bet they thought it was fun, too!

acreativeharbor.com said...

What fun! fantastic photos of the seals ~ carol, ^_^

Cynthia said...

What beautiful animals!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

50 people in one of those boats? It would soon be 49 if that many got in while I was on it. I'd enjoy a seal view like you had.

Carole M. said...

little wonder the seal trips are popular and it is quite amazing about the rush of tide. The seals, I like the white/dappled ones especially, look quite appealing and angelic almost. Though I'm sure they're not at times; great photos!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Great shots of those seals! It's weird to see the tide so low there. We always still have a little water left.

Michelle said...

That last shot of the seal is just too sweet.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're so darn cute. Guess it's the eyes. We see a few every day here on the Oregon Coast...we've been out crabbing in our little boat..the seals come over to see if there's anything for them to eat.

Stephanie said...

Nice looking seals especially the white ones. Looked like a fun tour in the boat.

Indrani said...

Seals are so cute! Enjoyed seeing these captures.

Arija said...

Shades of Dr. Doolittle. Small wonder that so many people go to see them.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I think this looks like such fun. Thank you for sharing~ BTW...I use Norfolk Lavender fragrances here and we can no longer get them...;(

Ekaterina Trayt said...

The happiest seals I've ever seen!

Powell River Books said...

What a great trip to see all those seals. We love going out in our boat to see all that natures has to offer. - Margy

bailey-road.com said...

What a wonderful sight!