Sunday, 19 October 2008

Seals at Gweek

Today was an MX-5 run which was to end up at the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek where we had arranged a group booking for the Club.

Thirteen cars turned up at Truro Football ground for a 10.30am start. We began with a narrow lane and it was almost the cause of our day ending there and then! As we drove down the lane with our headlights on and 12 cars following, a lady was coming towards us much too fast and she only just managed to stop before smashing into us. She backed up and said sorry but the heart-rate was well increased!

Thankfully the rest of the drive to our coffee stop was incident free and we arrived safely at the car park for the Argal Dams ...

The next leg of our journey took us along the Helford River where we got occasional glimpses of the river (or should I say - mud!).
It's a pretty road but we were keeping our fingers crossed that we didn't meet any cars on the very narrow bits and we were lucky today. We drove on through Gweek to the Grange Fruit Farm where we had booked lunch and we ate far too much! It was then a simple drive back down into Gweek and to the Seal Sanctuary where we all parked our precious cars in the over-spill car park ... We arrived at the pools just as the 2pm talk and feeding session began ...
After watching the seals we walked down to Otter Creek where these two little chaps live ...
Here are a selection of the many photos I took today ...


carolyn clayton said...

Hi there

I am sorry to bother you; but am hoping you can help me. I work for SEA LIFE and I have been asked to help them with their online marketing and go about changing some links pointing to the wrong website.

I see you have a link going to on this page

Since April this year that website is no longer the official Cornwall Seal Sanctuary anymore, but this site is: I wondered if the link on your website could be changed so that it points to the official Gweek Seal Sanctuary website please? If you need any more information or validation please let me know.

Sorry to be a pain. There is no rush for this, but if you could let me know if you can change it, that would be great.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Carolyn Clayton
01952 401849
Official Gweek Seal Sanctuary

sally-ann said...

Hi Carolyn,

No problem - all changed for you.