This Morning There Were Seals

This morning The Gracious One and I were dressed and ready to move first, so while the others (who shall remain unnamed) dawdled about, we went for a walk in our development – much like the bear going over the mountain to see what he could see.

We saw this gull with a beak full of nesting material – it is nesting time and we have seen a lot of activity involving construction material gathering.


Nearly to the end, but before the big rock outcropping covered in birds, there are the bathing pools for the gulls



and a gull sitting on her nest, I am certain. I was nearby and she did not twitch a muscle.


Down below small pools on top of the rocks which the geese found most appealing. I was thrilled to the point of a squeal that got everyone’s attention when I uploaded this photo and discovered there were three goslings with their parents – I could not see them with my naked eye.


At the very end, when the fence would let us go no further, we found – the seals! The seals we had seen swimming just offshore from us but could not capture with the camera, were lolling about on the rock outcroppings offering a perfect photo op.


Harbor seals I am told.


Walking back towards our unit, we came across geese grazing


a rocky hill covered in flowers


and a slippery rock sloping into the sea water.


One more trip around when the focus was on greenery.


A shrub with blue flowers beginning to pop out


Rhododendron glowing with their colors



and this lovely white feather – not foliage or a flower, but delightful still.


Back at our unit, the unnamed others were ready and we headed out to lunch. The view from our table today


which had a glass ball for decoration


and a lunch that included delicious strawberry lemonade


and unphotographed crab cakes.

Off to the tidepools – which involved a number of photos and will be the topic of another post.


About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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5 Responses to This Morning There Were Seals

  1. What a treat to get to go on your walk with you. The seals must have been a high point! How cool to find them, especially after you couldn’t photograph them when you saw them in the water! The photos, as ever, are beautiful.


  2. lisa says:

    Oooo, can’t wait to see the tide pool shots! I’ve seen gulls and geese in their natural habitat, but never seals! That would be awesome.


  3. Carol – I love that you captured three goslings unaware — that’s COOL!


  4. Heather says:

    I don’t often yearn for saltwater, but we don’t get seals up here…so now I do 🙂
    I would definitely have squealed at the babies! Aren’t they adorable when they’re all fluffy? So much better than when they first emerge from the egg. Pass the lemonade, please.


  5. I love how you couldn’t see the three goslings with their parents, yet they showed up in your picture. I love when pictures yield surprises. That pink lemonade looks like the perfect ending to a lovely walk, seals included. 🙂


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