Seals and more

A couple of days ago we flew via the Orkneys on our way to Norway. And do you know what we saw there? Our friends the seals with their cute pups. We actually looked at the seals on our beach in Cley lately but these seals were selkies, as mentioned by Amy Sackville in her …

Lockdown and Wildlife

Last year was a difficult year but wildlife thrived due to the lack of human disturbance. Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma believe it’s time to stop lamenting and have a look at the positive sides of the lockdowns. One can observe worldwide that wildlife and plants are returning to popular tourist areas. If you live …

Dina on Tea Toast and Trivia

I’m quite chuffed about being featured on Rebbeca and Don’s Tea, Toast and Trivia this week. We met up on Blakeney Point Nature Reserve, enjoyed a cup of ginger tea together to keep warm and started chatting about Photography and Art. My affection for this stretch of land, nature and my camera warm my heart …

Seal Season

Dina is all smiles 🙂 The National Trust published a press release with many of her photos. Several pictures appeared in the Daily Mail, in some local newspaper and also in The Times. Dina strahlt 🙂 Gestern hat der National Trust einen Pressebericht mit vielen ihrer Fotos veröffentlicht. Eines ihrer Bilder von einer Kegelrobbe mit …

The Ambivalence of the Sea

The Sea “The sea is the oldest landscape of our dear planet earth” argues Siri which makes Selma vigorously protest: “Nonsense, it’s a seascape, not a landscape!” But our dear Bookfayries agree that the sea was seen downright negatively in ancient times. Cicero was even arguing that living next to the sea – like we …

Cruel Nature?

A very weak seal pup abandoned by the mum the same day it was born.  Sometimes we see raptors kill a smaller bird or that weak birds or seals are abandoned by there mothers. Without a thought, we use to call this ‘cruel’. We consider saving a fly or beetle from the spider’s net or …

Seal Season

Most of the Grey Seals have left Blakeney Point now and Dina-Hanne did the last turn as an assistant ranger at the Point yesterday. There are still many Grey Seals left, but the seal pupping season is over and what a season it was! Die meisten Kegelrobben, in Deutschland das größte freilebende Raubtier, haben gerade …

Seal Warden at Blakeney Point

Last week we made our autumnal walk to the National Nature Reserve of the Blakeney Point which is a sandy spit stretching out into the North Sea. This about 7 m long walk from Cley beach and back can be quite strenuous, so it’s essential to plan it well. If you don’t time it right you …

Sea Talk

Meeresraunen The sun is shining, the tide goes high. Ideal weather to talk to our Great Mother. Who this is? It’s the sea, of course! Swiftly our fairy bags are packed and off we go to the beach. Die Sonne scheint, die Flut wogt hoch. Ideales Wetter, um mit unserer großen Mutter einen Plausch zu …

The Orkneys between Light and Darkness

It was raining and breezy. Excited we embarked the wavering ferry to the Orkneys. We knew that these islands are situated that far north as South Greenland. And then this Norse sounds of place names like Scapa Flow and Skara Brae. The sea was grey only occasionally lit-up by a beam of light that made …