Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Feeding the Seals at Eyemouth


A weekend or two ago (I dunno, I barely know the day these days...they all blur into one) my good pal Laura popped up to visit for the day so I could meet her new other half. We ended up heading out to Eyemouth for a bit. It's only 15mins from mine but is a good change of scenery and I always enjoy a walk around the harbour.
We ended up feeding the seals, having a wander and watching the fishing boats come in. I took a few photos so thought I'd share them. Time is short just now so I didn't edit them more than cropping and watermarking so yeah, sorry not sorry. :)


You might see from the photos, one of the seals' eyes look different. That's because he's blind and actually can't see the fish. When feeding them you had to make a noise, splashing the fish for him, so he could get to it!
There were 3 seals there that day but the blind guys got the majority of the feed. The little guy on the first photo after the text is a young one who didn't even attempt to come over for food - I assume he's a little intimidated by the big guy. Then there is the chillest dude, the one who looks like he's sleeping in the photo with the young gull. Those two guys were clever and waited until the fishing boats came in, followed them and got some scraps from the fishermen. It's always a joy seeing the seals and although we get them in Berwick too, we don't have a designated point to feed them like Eyemouth. Apparently, Laura had never seen seals in the wild either so that was cool.

We ended the trip with a quick whizz round the arcade. Has to be done when you're at the seaside! It was a good day.


15 comments:

  1. Wow thats amazing that you can see the seals so close up and feed them too. Very sociable fellas. :)

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    1. Yeah it's awesome! We get dolphins up here too but I think I'm the only person in my town to have not seen them yet haha.

      xo

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  2. Ah, that's the cutest thing ever! I am very jealous of all your seal antics!

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    1. We'll have to have a run out when you guys are up this winter. I assume they're there all year.

      xo

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  3. awww seals are so freakin' cute!! The seal with the bulgy eyes I'm guessing is the blind guy? That was my favourite photo of the bunch! He's adorable xx

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. Aren't they?? Yeah he's the guy in the title photo and all the rest of the close ups except the 'sleepy' looking one haha. So sweet but pretty viscous. When one of the birds went for the fish he was gonna kill the bird...it wasn't nice to see! :O

      xo

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  4. Aww, I love this. Feeding seals, gosh, I'm so jealous. It must have been amazing. I'm happy for you. x

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    1. Get yourself up to the borders for a trip! You'd love it - so much to do and so much wildlife :)
      Thanks!!

      xo

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  5. Oh Danielle this post came at the perfect time. I've been feeling a little down lately, just because of general life stresses, nothing awful, but sometimes it gets a bit much so posts like these where you're out having fun, enjoying life and of course filling your day with nature and wildlife is just the perfect tonic for that and your photos are as gorgeous as always. - Tasha

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    1. Aw bless your heart Tasha. Sending big hugs! We'll have to get you over to stay at mine sometime and we'll have a run out to Eyemouth. <3

      xo

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  6. What a wonderful thing to be able to experience... Great captures!

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    1. I didn't see it as such a big deal because I've grown up with it, but after Laura saying it was her first time seeing seals in the wild and the comments on this have made me realize how cool it really is. Very lucky to live surrounded by so much wildlife.

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  7. Awww I remember seeing these guys when I was in Eyemouth last year - it was my first time seeing them in the wild too and it was such an amazing surprise to see them pop up! They're pretty amazing, and I hope I get to visit them again soon! x

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    1. Oh did you?! How fab! It is really special to be so close to them.

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