Annual seal Pilgrimage

It's that time of the year again. Autumn and the atlantic grey seals are pupping on the shingle beaches of west Wales. Last weekend Sarah and I went to Pembrokeshire to see the pups. It was a beautiful day and there were around 20 pups to be seen at various stages of sea-worthiness. One newborn was being heckled by a gull who was after a peck of umbilical cord (must have been tasty because he went back for more). The sounds of the sea and the cries of the pups made for a great spectacle.

A grand day out and the only negative was that I overstayed at the seals and failed to get Sarah to the army surplus store before it closed. She was gutted, as you can imagine, but a generous gin and tonic eased the disappointment....