To celebrate the New Year, my humans took me to see the seals at Blakeney Point. After an early breakfast we left home to drive to Morston. We collected our tickets from Temples Seal Trips at the Anchor Inn at 9.30 and parked at Morston Quay (£4 parking if you are not a National Trust member). The boat left the Quay at 10am. The trips can only operate with the tide so departure times do vary.
I put on my life jacket and joined the queue for the boat. There is no need for dogs to wear life jackets as the boats are very safe and stable, but my humans insist I wear one anytime I’m out on the water as my legs are so short and my head so big I can’t swim. The lifejacket has a handle on the back so I can easily be lifted on /off the boat. Having little legs can be a problem sometimes.
Once on the boat we motored the short ride to the Point past lots of birds to see the seals. At this time of year the only seals there are grey seals. There have been over 2,000 pups born this season and we did see some babies on the sand. The grey seal pups are born between November and January. Some seals were in the water and swam over towards the boat – I’m not sure who was watching who.
We cruised up and down a few times so that everyone on the boat could get a good view. The crew were very knowledgeable and told us about the seals, birds and the area. They brought along their 2 labradors who were very well behaved and sat next to the driver.We got back to Morston at 11am and stretched our legs (well, not literally as mine haven’t grown and are still 9 inches long) by walking a very easy path to Blakeney Village. It took less than half an hour – probably a lot less normally but on this occasion we were battling strong winds and showers. We went to the Muddy Dog Café where my humans had warming drinks and the lady who served them made me feel very welcome and gave me dog treats. We walked back to Morston and drove home where I stretched out on the sofa for a well earned nap.
Woofs Clive x