Sunday, 5 April 2009

Wildlife watching

Saw five seals today at Start Point. They were sitting together on a rock, which, as the tide came in, was getting smaller and smaller. There were a few scraps when the biggest decided he wanted to bag the best spot, and pushed the others out of the way. A massive wave then broke over the rock and washed one off. I swam in a nearby turquoise lagoon, where there was a deep cave filled with shingle, with diamond shaped holes in the rock above, letting in light. I became lost in this world for quite some time. When I came ashore I heard my son shouting "dolphins"! A pod of at least seven were coursing past, scything through the water surrounded by seagulls. Their energy was palpable.

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