This One

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…or this one?….IMG_8363

…I can’t decide….

…and where’s my tripod?IMG_8367

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On An Idyllic Day

…on an idyllic beach…IMG_6858IMG_6850…sealions…IMG_6855

…sealions…IMG_6853…variable oyster catchers….IMG_6847…sealions…IMG_6842IMG_6846IMG_6845…and a bloody unpleasant climb up & out….IMG_6857

…(only 30% of very steep sand dune shown…good friend Dee included for scale….with kind permission from good friend Dee)….

 

….(…

https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Sandfly+Bay/@-45.8874368,170.5037404,37114m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0xa82eb3dbda7752bb:0x2a00ef86ab651080?hl=en

…).

On The Way Back From Invercargill

…I nipped thru the Catlins…IMG_6636

…Slope Point , southern most tip of the South Island, it’s bloody windy there…

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…all the time, judging by the trees….

…Waipapa Point is further back down the coast towards Inver’s & is no less exposed…IMG_6628

…with the added attraction of adjacent pinnipeds…. IMG_6626

…they’re stacked like cord wood on the beach….IMG_6630IMG_6629IMG_6632…and this one, upwind from the “pile” & myself, definitely smelt the worst…

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…mmm…pinnipeds.

 

…(…

https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Waipapa+Point+Lighthouse/@-46.6599743,168.8448698,560m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0xa82d41520382fa2b:0xd4a9b2ea37bfc203!6m1!1e1?hl=en

…)….

When Is A Log Not A Log

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…when it’s a female sea lion of course…

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…careful where you tread.

 

…(much larger than the last lass to drop by near my good friend Dee’s place…but no less stinky!…mmmm…nothing beats the great smell of sea-lion in the morning….).

Our Lady Of The Dunes

…she’s back…IMG_5094 IMG_5095

 

…and sleeping soundly…

…because the pinky blob that is on the grass stuff just below her flipper in the first photo is what’s left of an octopus….

….mmmm…octopus.

…(and her previous visit…

https://boredinarecordshop.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/sealions/

…mmm…sealions)….

…(and while we’re on the subject…my new favourite time waster….

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/walrus-cam-round-island

…mmm…walruses).

To Moult Or Not To Moult

…I’m pretty sure that is the question going thru this little fellows head…IMG_4200

 

…he seemed to have that glazed look penguins get when they ‘re thinking about re-feathering.

Such A Busy Day I Almost Forgot

…about the 2 buckets…

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…mmmm…two buckets.

 

 

….(oh man, I blew my entire 3 1/2 week buffer of finished cartoons to squeeze out this and the 3 pages preceding it whilst trying to take a holiday…..I guess it’s back to the drawing board…literally…)…

 

…(2 buckets).