We have had some cold crisp mornings this week which have been followed by sun and blue skies. Despite the cold, I far prefer this to the recent wet conditions which everyone seemed to find depressing. I took a number of sunrise photos in the autumn when the sun appeared to be rising out of the sea. The sun has now moved south of true east; making its morning debut over the headland towards Trimingham.

News travels fast in Overstrand. As we were on our way home from a walk across the fields on Saturday afternoon (taking things very steady, in view of Peter’s knee) we stopped to chat to a fellow resident who told us a seal was in the process of being rescued from the beach. The Cliff Top Café, had alerted Seal & Shore Watch of a young seal who looked as though it needed help. By the time we got to the top of the zigzag the seal was being brought up and as the car stopped at the top I was able to find out that it was indeed young, so young it had not fed from its mother. In a sling on the back seat, the good news the seal was moving around; it was definitely not lethargic. Since then I have had an update, the seal was taken to Hunstanton Sea Life where she is doing well and has been named Princess Leah. As the two main seal colonies are at Blakeney and Horsey, both about a forty minute drive away in either direction, as to how a new-born ended up on our beach remains a mystery.

Princess Leah (photo courtesy of Seal & Shore Watch UK)

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