Wednesday, 25 April 2012
The seals are back!!
Note: The photos on this post were taken by Irene - she has a better camera than me!
OK, they never really went away. But in April and May they seem to enjoy basking on Sandside beach. In recent years there have been very few on the sand, most preferring the rocks around the shore. But clearly at the moment they are enjoying the soft sand beneath their bodies. There were a couple of dozen of them there today!
And just to prove this IS on a Graemsay beach, here they are again below my house and with the lighthouse in the background.
The seals are the reason I bought the house....yes really..... but more of that another day.....
Off now to ""get sorted" for my visitor tomorrow. A blogging friend, Perpetually in Transit, is coming to Orkney for the first time and staying here overnight. I've been doing a "calm weather dance" all evening to no avail. There appears to be a strong wind blowing.....sigh.... fingers crossed for a calm crossing for her tomorrow. We're planning a little adventuring on the Orkney Mainland on Friday. Photos to follow......