When we worked on the beach in Skegness earlier in the year. The organisers and various other people told us about Donna Nook. Claire was making a sand sculpture of a seal and they talked about Donna Nook nature reserve and in November all the seals come there to give birth and rear their babies. We promised ourselves we must go and see this incredible sight. November came and we were really busy with events, so its wasn’t looking like we would get there. Early December we were driving to Bradford for a night out at the launch party of Sunbridge Wells, when Jamie decided we should go to Donna Nook the very next day. In the morning rather groggy from the fun from the night before, I was woken by the ever energetic Jamie. “Get up Claire, we need to set off to see the seals!” Florence too was very excited to see the “little seals and big seals” so we set off for the 2.5hr journey to Donna Nook. When we arrived we made the short walk to where the seals were and it was one of the most wonderful sights I have ever seen. Most of the mothers had left, so the beach was dotted with baby seals getting ready to head out into the big wide world and fend for themselves. I couldn’t believe how curious they were and they certainly liked to pose for the camera!
These conservation sites are so important to protect British Wildlife and their habitats, it was truly a wonderful sight to see.