Friday, December 8

Seal Sighting



You can't help but notice how much cleaner Walney channel has become in the last few years, not many years back Ferry beach was covered with a smelly slimy sludge and was not a place to linger long. But now the stopping of sewage discharge and tightening of emissions from local industry seem to be paying off. For the first time ever when I was parked on Walney Island's Promenade early this morning I was able to watch a seal basking on a sandbank and then swimming out toward open water. Wow I was spellbound, I had heard of seals on Walney's southern tip near the bird sanctuary but have never heard of them in the channel before.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Personally I never found the Walney side too bad. The worst side was the Barrow Island side particularly where the old Ferry used to take off from i.e. right opposite the Ferry Hotel. What's it like down there now ? If that's clean sounds like a minor miracle.

Peggy said...

I love seals. If they're hanging around it means that there are lots of fish about and its clean enough. What a treat to see them in a new spot!

Phin said...

over here in East Anglia I sometimes see them in the Great Ouse as I bicycle along the path on my way to work.

It makes tapping away on the PC all day seem less of a drag.

Bob said...

anon yes we have had a clean up Ferry beach is quite sandy now