What a wonderful introduction to North East Lincolnshire. From day one of our arrival everyone kept talking to us about the seal season, the experience it is and how busy we’d be… The weeks flew by and suddenly we were into October and waiting that first birth, you’d have thought that we were both first time parents from the pacing around the house that went on!
Rooms were cleaned, brass polished and food ordered, we were ready and waiting… October the 27th the first seal pup was born and interest was growing. How many seals were at Donna Nook, how many pups, when would favourite seals come into give birth… Excitement was palpable. The weather did it’s best to dampen the excitement, days of torrential rain caused terrible flooding in parts of the country; we were fortunate with limited flooding in fields and very wet seals.
This wonderful display of nature in all its realism is worth seeing, we were awestruck, amazed saddened and delighted all in one afternoons visit. Our guests came back drenched but happy, not noticing the damp coats, soggy boots and chill in the air. By mid-December 2170 pups had been born and numbers were still rising.
We can’t wait for Seal season 2020, hopefully slightly drier weather will make the viewing area more comfortable!