The Cornish Seal Sanctuary has been on my Cornish Bucket List since I moved here. I saw seals in the wild for the first time when I moved here and went to my faviourite beach Godrevy and I’ve been back to see them many of times. However, it was time to go to the sanctuary and see some seals up close! They actually look really different when you can see them swimming around as opposed to beached on the shore sunbathing!
Nathan and I were joined by Emily and her boyfriend Stu. Entry to the sanctuary in Gweek costs £15.50 for an adult and £12.90 for a child but luckily we got half price entry which made all the difference. There are often money off vouchers in leaflets locally so look out for those if you plan to go – could be a pricey family day out otherwise.
We saw otters being fed dead chicks and penguins being fed fish. We then had a quick ice cream and moved on to see the sea lions and various different types of seals. It was so bloody hot that I was very tempted to jump in their pools with them to cool down. Whilst the seals were cool (their faces actually look quite pig like up close – must be the snouts) the penguins were defo my favourite. You could watch them waddling and swimming around underwater and during the feeding talk the staff told us about their little couple relationships – proper cute!
After we had enough of the seals we went to the Helford River to the Ferry Boat Inn. What a fab location this restaurant has – right on the river front with amazing views of the river and sailing boats. It was understandably busy on such a glorious day, which also happened to be Fathers Day, but we managed to grab a table and get some grub – posh fish finger sandwiches and chips for Nath and I.
Unfortunately the lack of sleep from the camping trip the night before and all day spent in the sun meant I didn’t feel too well and the days activities had to conclude there. Just means Emily and I can spend our lunch breaks this week planning the next Sunday Funday adventures!