Friday, December 8
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.