Last weekend we went down to the beach in front of our cabin, lured there by the sound of what we had hoped was the elephant seal returning for a visit. He had arrived the previous weekend and we had the pleasure of seeing him over a couple of days – he was as curious to see all of us as we were to watch him I think! As he lingered along the shore, he snorted and made noises as though he was telling us a story ~ all of the photos we took were not close up enough to really show him well but this will give you an idea……
Looking east toward Whaling Station Bay ~
We found great rocks, more special pieces of driftwood and shared a quiet few moments just taking in the serene beauty. The elephant seal (if it was actually him anyway) didn’t reappear, so we headed back up the hill for a coffee – sitting on the deck where we could keep an eye out for him. On the coffee table on the deck sits a collection of mostly similar shaped rocks from our beach, a couple of small pieces of driftwood and a new starfish ~
This starfish looks so real, I was amazed when I first saw it at the Coombs Market recently ~ just knew we’d have a spot for him somewhere! One of those small purchases that makes you so happy ~ not as happy as seeing an unusual creature unexpectedly in your midst but happy none the less!