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Norfolk seals

It seems that some 80,000 people visit the seals on the beach at Horsey during the breeding season. When I visited on New Year's Eve, I think 79,499 other people decided to visit that day. 

 

More information on the seals of Norfolk here

Norfolk seals

It seems that some 80,000 people visit the seals on the beach at Horsey during the breeding season. When I visited on New Year's Eve, I think 79,499 other people decided to visit that day. 

 

More information on the seals of Norfolk here

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jan 2018, 00:33
Umh...I think this is not a sheep, Alan...
Alan: Now I've had a closer look, I think you're right.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 11 Jan 2018, 00:40
Il a une bonne tête, c'est un bébé ?
Alan: Yes, one of hundreds on the beach and in the dunes.
Terrific shot, Alan! Such a sweet expression!
Alan: They seem to be completely unfazed by the attention of the humans. Thanks, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 11 Jan 2018, 06:30
All that blubber..
Alan: Yes; the seals had some blubber, too.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Jan 2018, 07:25
Oh, he could steal my heart! I saw some seals in our North-Sea, too. They like to bath in the sun, but where is the sun this winter? - very rarely!
Alan: During my 8 days in Norfolk, I saw the sun just twice (including New Year's Day). There was rain most other days. At least on my day visiting the seals it was dry. Thanks, Philine.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Jan 2018, 08:39
I think that they heard you were going and also wanted to be there.
Alan: Well, I can understand that. I'm just glad that they are mostly all back at work now and their screaming kids are back at school.
I have a story about visiting seals for you. I was a chaperone on a grade 6 trip for my oldest son. They were schooled in French and this was a visit to a French island.

We all had lunch and were heading down to a marine display which included seals. All at one the children saw the signs to the site and began running, yelling phoque, phoque, phoque. What it sounded in in English was that this group of childen were vehemently swearing. Turns out they were only excited about the seals (les phoques) and had no idea that in English they sounded like they did.
Alan: Hahaha!! Sounds just the way the Irish would pronounce it smile
Cute little character Alan.
Alan: Not quite the same appeal as lambs but interesting to see them.
Cute little fattie
Alan: Me? Or the seal? smile The latter, I hope.
They look very appealing but not of you are a penguin
Alan: No penguins in north Norfolk. Other chocolate bars may be available, though.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jan 2018, 01:42
Wonderful photograph smile

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