Ever since we moved to the North Norfolk Coast of the UK, we have been wanting to go on a seal trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point and Scolt Head Island. When we first arrived, we visited the baby seals at Horsey Beach in the winter – and then the next year we visited them again. Both times were great, but taking a boat out to see them on the Point was a bit different and new. But I never wanted to do it in the winter months – too cold!
We took the Bean’s Boat out but there are two others which depart from Morston Quay too – Temples and Ptarmigan. Clearly the last one was not too warmly welcomed and is new competition as they passed us and waved at our crew – who didn’t wave back.
It was very windy and the seas were choppy so there were many splashes which came into the boat, but I was positioned in an okay spot with Maebh so we were mostly dry. Soren had a head full of salt water from the start and being a huge water fan – he didn’t mind!
When we arrived out at the point, we came to small colony of common seals basking in the sun. Normally in the winter there are hundreds upon hundreds of common and grey seals who come to have their babies. Naturally there were some very curious ones who flopped around a bit in the waves – a bit like a Labrador.
On the way back into shore, we spotted a guy water skiing – the kids got a kick out of him.
As it was Nils’ sister’s 33rd birthday, she treated us all of us which was extra special! Afterwards we went back to celebrate with a cake and the rest who chose to skip the boat trip.