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Written by: Phoebe, Meg, Katie and Payne .
Monday, May 04, 2009

As you will all know I am an excellent surfer having perfected my technique in the sea at Sandsend, North Yorkshire. I know I might be regarded as the best doggie surfer in North Yorkshire (well that is what Caroline said), but I feel there is always room for improvement.  I am trying to persuade Phil and Caroline to take me to Scarborough to join the boat trip to go seal watching. I think I might be able to pick up some body surfing tips from the seals as the ones on that Life on Earth show on the TV were amazing!


The seal watching cruises are on M.V. Queensferry, a 37ft motor launch, that depart from the West Pier Slipway in Scarborough. They run throughout the summer, weather permitting, from 11.a.m.



The trip takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. You get to see the seals and various seabirds such as Guillemots and Gannets. If you are really lucky you might also see a Puffin or a Porpoise!



The boat company also offers sightseeing and fishing trips along the coast.



I am looking over Phil’s shoulder at the photos of the seals on the website and they seem to be a really lazy bunch, all sun bathing. I think they have more in common with Meg (Flamborough Rigg cottages resident sunbathing queen) than with a well tuned athlete like me!

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