Scruff's Scribblings

Random Thoughts and other Flights of Fancy

Day 4 Wednesday 17th June

June22

Left the cottage just after 10.00am and headed for Moreston Quay where we had arranged to take a boat trip out to Blakeney Point to see the seals. The start of the trip was delayed waiting for the tide to come in far enough up the creek to float the boats.

  

 

Low tide at Moreston Quay

Low tide at Moreston Quay

 

When we finally headed out it took us about 20 minutes to reach the sandspit  to see the seals and seabirds. The Blakeney Point sandbank has built up over the last 300 years so would not have been there when John Of Gaunt was living down the coast near Mundesley! We did see some seals. A few were out in the water swimming around the boats, while four were basking on the sands. These were Common seals.

Common seals on Blakeney Point

Common seals on Blakeney Point

 

We decided not to get off the boat and walk to the old lifeboat station on the point, instead staying on the boat and going back to have our picnic. After that we got back in the car and headed for Sheringham. We wandered around the shops for a short while before heading for the beach.

Fishing boats at Sheringham

Fishing boats at Sheringham

 

We decided it was time for a cup of tea and found a nice table outside overlooking the sea. Just as we started to enjoy it, the rain came so we packed everything up and headed inside where we consoled ourselves with a cream scone each! As the rain got harder we headed back to the cottage and spent the evening watching dvds.

 

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