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On Blakeney Point

September 19, 2014

A lovely clear September morning with a huge blue Norfolk sky as we set out from Morstan Quay for a boat trip to Blakeney Point. We were first out on the morning boat, down the creek, with a good view of an egret.

Seals at Blakeney Point. (C) John Bainbridge 2014

Seals at Blakeney Point. (C) John Bainbridge 2014

Much of the water between Morstan and Blakeney Point is only six feet deep and very often, looking down into the water, you can see the yellow sand. At low tide much of this is dry. The sea and the creek were a deep blue, many of the boats moored in the creek house boats.

Seals at Blakeney (c) John Bainbridge 2014

Seals at Blakeney (c) John Bainbridge 2014

The whole of Blakeney Point has been created by longshore drift, utilising materials washed up from nearby eroding cliffs.

Even before we reached the end of the point, the first seals had started to bob up, with that wonderful curious look at these strangers coming to their world.

There were at least a hundred seals – both common and grey -lying on their sanctuary beach, though some dipped into the water to follow our boat for a closer look.

Afterwards we landed near to the old lifeboat station, once near to the end of the point but now only halfway along. We walked across the point to the North Sea side.

It all feels like a scene from The Riddle of the Sands, a land much more of water than earth. A place of mystery and

Old Blakeney Point. Lifeboat Station. (c) John Bainbridge 2014

Old Blakeney Point. Lifeboat Station. (c) John Bainbridge 2014

close nature.

A place to visit.

On Blakeney Point (c) John Bainbridge 2014

On Blakeney Point (c) John Bainbridge 2014

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2014 3:22 pm

    A wonderfully bright post.

  2. September 19, 2014 3:47 pm

    It was a lovely day

  3. September 24, 2014 8:00 am

    Seals remind me of cows – cute and very nosy šŸ™‚
    Carol.

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