Newburgh seal colony, Scotland

About 16 miles north of Aberdeen is a little village called Newburgh. We went there for lunch today, to the Newburgh Inn. The food was terrific. I highly recommend it. They put on a typical Sunday roast pub lunch but there were a couple of options for vegetarians. I had a chick pea and sweet potato curry and it was delicious.

After lunch we walked to the beach and this was the highlight of my day. There’s a seal colony and it is huge. I’ve never seen so many seals all one place before. It was like King’s Cross Station for seals.

See that thick black line on the sand across the estuary? Those are all seals. Hundreds of them.

IMG_0003.JPG

Let me zoom in for you.

IMG_0004.JPG

IMG_0007.JPG

Many were swimming in the estuary and came quite close to the shore, like this one in the next photo.

IMG_0021.jpg

IMG_9993.JPG

There’s something a bit doggy about their faces. This next seal could almost be Freud swimming. He loved swimming.

IMG_9995.JPG

IMG_0055.jpg

The beach is very nice as the shore is lined with sand dunes, just like at Balmedie Beach, and these seem to go on for miles and miles. It’s also fairly quiet and undeveloped.

IMG_0035.JPG

IMG_0036.JPG

IMG_0001.JPG

IMG_0025.JPG

IMG_0043.jpg

IMG_0012.jpg

I took a short video.

 

Advertisements