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Kicking Up My Heels with the Grey Seals-Horsey, Norfolk

Cute grey seal from horsey

Finally, I can now tick one place in My Travel Bucket List 2015 but with much persuading on my part. First I asked nicely but when it didn’t work I resorted throwing a tantrum like a summer storm on a rather nice sunny day.

It was indeed a sunny day and the mild wind at 5-7 kmph indicated to be the best time to visit the coast and see the seals in Horsey, Norfolk.

I wanted to see the pups with their mums but it was a bit too late. All of the pups have gone to the water except for one or two. The best time to go, according to reviews is during the breeding season between Christmas and New Year’s week when weaning ends and mating begins. But during this time of the year, I have one hang up though – the howling wind. It kept me from going earlier this month and that’s why I missed it when the seals on the shore were at a greater number.

Nevertheless, I may have missed the great scene but this one cuddly pup made me kick up my heels for hours on end. He looked adorably cuddly I wanted to pick him up and fold him in my arms. Because of his enormous size, he could hardly move. He could only raise his head up and wriggle his body on his side or on his belly.


He is all on his own and gives you that Pick me up look. I spent about half an hour watching him affectionately. It was hard to leave him by himself.

Grey Seal Horsey
I have always thought seals were slimmer but these ones must have been binge eating. Look how they are all curled up, unmindful of the cold water from the Northern Sea waves.
Although small in number, this pack of cows and bulls gave me a wonderful time. On land they look helpless without limbs but they can be ferocious when they show their jagged teeth. I made sure I stood at a fair distance from them.

A dog, a seal or what?

Funny Grey Seal in Horsey

Its fun watching them move with their belly as if they were dancing.

Playful seal

playful grey seal horsey

He looks like he wanted to hug the cow but they could hardly get close enough with each other.

I could stay all day watching them but the gust was coming with the setting of the sun, and back to Norwich I must go to plan for my next destination — still in the County of Norfolk.

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About the author: Jem loves to try new thingsas long as they dont involve risks. As a little girl, she used to daydream travelling around the world, but taking in consideration that because of poverty, it was just a pure fantasy. She was aware of the fact that it was an ambitious dream. Nevertheless, she contented herself reading books about places and learning about geography. Well, look whos globe-trotting now!

4 comments be the first to comment or add yours

  • Luz Barayuga Feb 6, 2015

    What else can I say but WOW! Im amazed as well as envious. Go, girl! Have a great life! Have fun! God bless.

    • Jemina Sentina Feb 7, 2015

      Oh my word! I am so honored to receive a comment from you, Maam Bar! Thank you so much for your kind words. They put a spring in my step.

  • Always On My Mind Feb 2, 2015

    Wow! You had a fabulous time, huh? Those seals must have come out of the water just to see you.
    I love the way you described things. As if I was there just by reading your work.

    • Jemina Sentina Feb 2, 2015

      Hi, Thank you for your kind comment. Yes, I did have a great time with them. I would definitely go and visit them again in the summer.
      Thank you for dropping by.

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