I first visited the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent two years ago at one of their annual open days. Not normally open to the general public, the site opens its doors for four days a year in the summer, an excellent opportunity to get a feel for what this wonderful charity is all about.
Just seven weeks ago I found out I have a place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 8th October 2017. I'd thrown my name in the hat earlier when Helping Rhinos contacted supporters, but with a very limited number of places available, I didn't make the selection.
I've always wanted to see seals, but for some reason never have. My mum's birthday was coming up and like me she loves to do new things, so I booked a seal watching cruise with Sea Searcher Boat Trips for us to go on.
The boat was due to depart from Ramsgate harbour at 11.30am. In usual fashion we we...