Friday 24 November 2017. I booked through the National Trust to go on a boat ride from Morston to see the Seals on Blakeney Point. We were due to set sail at 09:15 so this meant that I had to leave home at 7am to ensure that I made the 75 mile drive on time. I arrived with 20 minutes to spare. Just long enough for a coffee and sandwich.
There were 3 NT guides and 42 passengers who were split into 3 groups to make things a little more manageable. Because of the tide times and the shallow waters at Morston, we only had 90 minutes on the Point. We seemed to spend more time walking than Seal watching and overall I have to say that I was a little disappointed by the event. There are over 1,500 Seal pups on the point but it seemed as if most of these were out of sight on the sea-shore to the north of the Point. The guides/wardens were keen that we shouldn’t disturb the Seals and their pups too much and this severely restricted where we could go.