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Seal Colony Visit – East Coast Harwich to Walton Backwaters – 1 Day at £60 per person including VAT, kayak, paddle & buoyancy aid.

We depart Dovercourt beach (just past Harwich cricket club) and paddle south east down the coast towards the Walton Backwaters. We spend some time with the Grey and Harbour seals in Bramble Creek before breaking for lunch on the beautiful beach at Stone Point. We return to Dovercourt in the afternoon. This is a full day trip for sea kayaks - beginner paddlers are very welcome & sit-on-top kayaks are available. A great trip for beginner/intermediate sea kayakers over a distance of 7 nautical miles with the focus on the living habits of local marine life, in particular the Grey and harbour seal colony currently surveyed at some 73 plus mammals.

This trip is definitely a weekend adventure. The trip to Dovercourt beach is 4 hours so we will travel up on the Friday night, kayak on the Saturday and travel home on the Sunday morning. That way we are fresh for both the kayaking and the drive home.

Accommodation needs to be sorted out by yourselves although I will have sourced the cheapest options and I will let you know in plenty of time. Travelodge are perfect as they do a room for £21 per night per room and they sleep 3 people comfortably, hence £7 pp per night as long as you don't mind sharing. We will all meet in the Tescos carpark in Nailsea for departure on the Friday evening and convoy up together so nobody need worry about getting lost.

FINALLY and very importantly. This trip may need to be rescheduled if there are adverse weather conditions. Obviously, it would be dangerous to go out in a force 10 gale and it certainly wouldn't be very enjoyable ...please be aware of this before committing yourself - if this is the case the trip will be re-scheduled to a date suitable for everyone.

NB - Full payment must be made by the 1st of April.