Bobbing About On A Boat 

Barked By Poppy | 1st July 2018

Bobbing About On A Boat 

Unlike most of my colleagues at The Barking Bugle, I do not like getting my paws wet. Whilst the boys (Frodo, Gizmo & Pupstar) will happily run and play in the sea and rivers, I will stand on one side and constantly tell them how silly they are. However, this doesn’t mean that I have to miss out on water adventures. My Mummy has found some good water trips which we intend to go on this summer – perhaps you would like to join me?

Norfolk is famous for its seal population who sometimes rest on the beaches You can also see many seals in their colonies on sandbanks in the Wash. It’s important to remember that seals and dogs are not and should not be friends. Make sure your pawrents keep you on a lead so that you don’t upset them. 

If you would like to see some seals then there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Boat trips departing from Morston Harbour on the North Norfolk coast give you ample opportunity to view the seals from a safe distance. Beans Seal Trips & Temple Boats leave from the village of Morston – the trip lasts an hour and takes you to Blakeney Point.

Searles Sea Tours also run a boat trip to have a look at the seals as well as offering other excursions. The boat leaves from the Sea Tours Kiosk on the Central Promenade in Hunstanton and goes out to the sandbanks where the seals hang out. (Us dogs are welcome at their discretion).

These companies use open or semi open boats which means you might get cold and/or wet. So please make sure your humans take suitable clothing for themselves and a towel for you to dry off at the end.

If you want to stay inland and see part of the world-famous Norfolk Broads then you should take a trip with Broads Tours in Wroxham in the Northern Broads, or Waveney River Tours which go from Oulton Broad in the Southern Broads.   Alternatively you could hire out your own boat for an hour, a day or even a week from one of the many companies that operate in the region.

Another totally pawesome day! This time boating on the Norfolk Broads with the wind blowing through my ears and Cpt. Frodo at the helm. We hired our own boat at Wroxham where there are several boat hire companies, prices start from £18 per hour. Alternatively you can join an organised trip. Woofs Gizmo x🚤⚓️💕Richardson's Boating – Norfolk Broads Boating Holidays

Posted by The Barking Bugle on Friday, 27 October 2017


Now remember that not all dogs are strong swimmers and older or injured dogs could face problems should they fall in the water.  So whatever trip you choose to do make sure that your human has invested in a doggy life jacket. Before purchasing one do make sure the jacket fits you correctly so it’s comfortable and get the brightest colour possible so you can be easily spotted. Make sure the life jacket has a handle so it can easily be grabbed hold of and lifted out of the water should the worst happen. 

Whether you do all the trips listed above or only one, I hope you have a pawesome time and keep an eye out for me – we might just be on the same trip.

Woofs Poppy

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