We set off this afternoon around 1.30, walking up along the flats and then the prom towards town.
The wind was picking up but as it was behind us, we didn’t get sand blown in our faces.
We noticed something on the shoreline and went down to investigate.
It was moving and as we thought, a seal pup.
Typically I didn’t have the camera and the one on my phone is crappy, but I tried:
Please be assured it was not dead, just lying on its side facing the sky. We kept our distance and Hubby walked round the back of it, discovering it to be a young female.
There were no injuries and she was quite alert, raising her head and tail fully aware of what was around her. We think she was just taking a breather as they do here.
This little baby was at the seal sanctuary three years ago and wasn’t very old.
This is Mum.
We walked back to the prom and the wind was bitter, so we were glad we’d wrapped up in scarves, hats, gloves and our yellows as they really do keep out the wind.
We were out over an hour again and we have walked into town practically every day this week. It’s getting easier, so we’re feeling the benefits. Just got to find another kind of pup to join us. Still looking.