We saw the stray seal . . .

Our town made it onto the BBC news a couple of weeks ago when a Wild Seal was spotted swimming in the River not far from our home. One of the Mums from Little Bean’s class had heard about the Seal sightings and so armed with her camera she set off for a walk with her son and took some amazing images of him which are now being used on the BBC News website. Kerry is an awesome photographer and this isn’t the first time her photographs have been used by Nationwide media.


This weekend whilst Curly was here we decided that we too would go in search of the seal and so once Jelly Bean had woken from his afternoon nap we popped him into the Kiddy adventure pack and visited Low Locks. Sure enough, there he was lounging on the banks of the River Welland in someone’s back garden. He has obviously had a lot of visitors as he didn’t bat an eyelid at our arrival or the Beans shouting to him despite our best efforts to keep them quiet.


It was a pretty muddy old path but thankfully we had gone well prepared, Little Bean said that she was doing her very best ‘squelching’ in the mud.


It was a freezing cold day but just like last week we managed to keep the children moving using the Power of Chi thanks to Lego Chima!


It was lovely to walk somewhere different and it’s definitely somewhere we will be walking again soon. It also gave me the opportunity to get my camera out and practice some low light shots (which is an area I struggle with).


Curly was on top form giving us his best ‘Titanic’ impression. He is very much the joker and has a wicked sense of humour which never fails to amuse his younger siblings.

Our walk was very much a last-minute decision but we are so glad that we did get out for some fresh air and the chance to see the seal. It was such a cold afternoon but the Beans still enjoyed it and loved snuggling up under the blanket when we got home for family film night. A lovely end to a great family weekend.

What did you do at the weekend?




  • littlemissmum

    February 3 at 8:29 am

    We did that same walk on Sunday! Although we didn’t get down to Scout Island – is that where the seal still is? Little Miss’s legs got tired so we turned back after about 20 minutes. There was such a biting wind. Great photos 🙂

    1. IamMummyMatters

      February 11 at 9:21 pm

      Hmmmm not sure where Scout Island is?!? This was at Low Locks if that means anything??? We drove down and then walked across the bridges 🙂

  • Leandra Bramham

    February 8 at 8:56 pm

    what a fab walk, and such a great memory for your children. I’d love to see a seal in our area. #countrykids

    1. IamMummyMatters

      February 11 at 9:15 pm

      Yes I’m hoping they will be old enough to remember it this time, we took them to see Seal Pups in Lincs on the beaches when LB and Curly were much younger but LB doesn’t remember it at all even when we show her the pics. Thanks for dropping by x

  • Coombe Mill

    February 9 at 10:19 am

    This looks like a great adventure, I’m sure it was an unusual sight seeing a seal sat in someones back garden. It must have been a great to explore somewhere new and give the kids a chance to learn about different things too. They all look like they enjoyed their adventure. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

    1. IamMummyMatters

      February 11 at 9:14 pm

      It was a great family walk. It’s spurred me on to want to go and see all the seal pups in November on the Lincolnshire coast 🙂

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