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Seal Sanctuary Volunteering - End

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

So the end of volunteering at Gweek Seal Sanctuary was sad, although as I kept volunteering on weekends and could not go the last weekend due to a end of college camping trip, I never had a real 'last day', which was good as I am not sure Logsie would have dealt with me saying goodbye.

It was a brilliant experience. The weighing of countless fish and defrosting reminded me a lot of Monkey Mia and talking to the public too. I still enjoyed both of the...

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Seal Sanctuary Volunteering - Daily Timetable

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday 2nd June

I thought it might be of interest to see my usual day at Gweek, set out clearly and easy to read without loads of rambling about each job or the animals. So here was my day on the 2nd June when I was kept on as a weekend volunteer until I moved home when college finished. The timetable was pretty much the same each day, just a different pool being cleaned and sometimes water testing or extra medication given.

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Seal Sanctuary Volunteering - The Animals

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I thought I should post a blog about all the animals at the sanctuary, for anyone's interest and for me to look back on in the future and remember.

They have three ponies: Muffin, Tuppence and Bracken. Tuppence had sweet-itch when I was there so each meal we added a powder medication to her food. Muffin was really fat!

Two goats: Steve and Andrew. At first they look exactly the same, but Steve has a mark on his nose an...

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Seal Sanctuary Volunteering - Day 15

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

10th May 2012

Today Jess got taken with Claire to deep clean the rockpools, so I got Reef’s food and went to the paddocks, not really looking forward to doing them all alone. I need not have worried, Emma came with me and we had just fed the horses when Jenny arrived. She was really kind and said how I had done a lot on the paddocks so I could spend the morning with her. As it’s our last week I think they are really trying to make ...

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Seal Sanctuary Volunteering Day 5

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,

I have been incredibly busy with volunteering and college work at the same time, I work Thursday - Monday and am at college on Tuesday (hand-in day) and Wednesday. However, I have taken some notes and videos of my time at Gweek Seal Sanctuary so far so I can type it up and blog it soon. I now only have four days left of my three weeks there. I don't want to leave, it's gone fast and I've done some things I thought I would never ever get ...

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