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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Aramoana Sunset

…the sun going down behind Mt. Cargill…IMG_7960IMG_7961IMG_7965IMG_7963

…and Dee standing in it…

…listening to the young mullet (we think) jumping to catch bugs….

….like standing in the rain without getting wet…

…then a royal spoon bill flew low in line with the other side of the inlet all lit golden like a painting on silk….

…shit.

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.

Sealions

…this big lad at the pilot’s wharf on the Aramoana spit…IMG_3297 IMG_3300

..and this “lovely” female in my good friend Dee’s Roses…

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…(top left, below the purple flowers)….

….(outside toilet left in shot for scale)….

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…awwww….she’s sleeping…

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…no she’s not…

…crap…flight or photo…

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…the thing with female sealions is that, unlike the males who will challenge, charge,  then stand their ground, the females will follow you for some distance….

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…like, right to the back door….

…maybe we’ll hold off admiring the roses till next week.