First up on our whistle-stop tour of Norfolk was seal watching. I was reminded of a trip to Cornwall a couple of years ago when we visited the National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. With the involvement of a boat and the actual sea, and after seeing one of Kirstin’s photos from her last trip, it’s safe to say I was pretty excited, especially to see seals in their natural environment.
There are quite a few different operators at Morston Bay to choose from but we went with Bean’s Boat Trips on the recommendation of Dan’s mum – they were pretty good at making sure everyone got a fair view of the seals and their branding and uniform matched so neatly with Moon’s outfit that day. ♥
Even though it got a little drizzley, it was just as great to see the seals as I had anticipated and we were even allowed to get off the boat and have a (damp) walk around Blakeney Point to get a proper look at the pretty Lifeboat House and have a walk along along the tiny beach there.
I’d definitely recommend the whole trip, it was such good value for money at just £10 each, especially since seal watching seems to be one of the ‘things to do’ when visiting the area. I kind of regret not bringing my longer lens because I think I could have got a few better ones if I had – I thought I’d not brought it but found it at the bottom of my holdall once we got in /facepalm/. That said, I’m still pretty pleased with what I did get and it was a refreshing way to start the day, great for clearing the head.