Monday, December 31, 2007

New year good wishes

I thought i would like to wish you all a happy new year.

As Janice and I have not been working today, we thought we would take a trip up to Horsey Gap, which is on the North Eastern side of the Norfolk Coast, as we had heard that the grey seals were pupping up there. Which indeed they were. It was great just being able to walk in the dunes within very close proximity to the pups. The beach itself on which they were basking, was out of bounds so as not to cause any undue stress.
As I am sure you will agree, they are charming not so little creatures, which certainly do have the "Ooh Aah" factor.
What I did not realise is that this part of Norfolk is significantly important to the grey seal population as a whole, where the pups can be seen for about 3 months at this time of year. Evidently the young are weened for a period of only3 weeks, after which time they are left to their own devices by their Mother. The milk must be a drop of good stuff!!
Those who are more witty than myself, I am sure will be well able to come up with some suitable captions.
Happy new year to you all.
Best wishes

1 comment:

dylan said...

Wow, great pictures Steven. I think I remember that stretch of coastline pretty well from cycling there. North of Hemsby and not far from Sea Palling and Happisburgh? It's a great spot but I never saw seals there. I bet is was fresh out there on the last day of 2007!

Happy New Year to all!