Pinnipedic Extravaganza

…seals at the head of the Aramoana Mole…IMG_7358IMG_7359…and at the Northern end of Victory Beach….baby seals left to there own devices whilst their mothers fish…IMG_7417IMG_7418IMG_7422…meanwhile back at Aramoana’s Shelley Beach….large male sealion at rest…IMG_7562…sea lion pup, Janet, practicing challenge charges in the dunes…IMG_7564…whilst mother, Pattie, and another female sealion take a nap…IMG_7566…next morning, Pattie & Janet napping on the beach…..IMG_7569IMG_7571…later that same day…Janet most definitely not napping…IMG_7577IMG_7578IMG_7579IMG_7582IMG_7583….and to top the day off…..

….”lunch” with unidentified female sealion….IMG_7587 (1)IMG_7587IMG_7588 (1)IMG_7588IMG_7589 (1)IMG_7589IMG_7594 (1)IMG_7594IMG_7595 (1)IMG_7595IMG_7599 (1)IMG_7599

….I had the Croissant with Camembert.

NZ Fur Seal

…NZ Fur Seal!…IMG_6773

…NZ Fur Seal!…IMG_6774

…NZ Fur Seal!….IMG_6775

….Nz Fur Seal.

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.

 

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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

…)….

Trip To Marineville

…aaah, the seventies…

…when it was ok to keep seals in your back yard…

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….mainly for the eggs….

….and sometimes in colour….

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…formal dress optional…

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…and, I’m sorry sir, this is a non -smoking good time….

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….aaah, simpler times when we all lived on a mystical island in the middle of a kid’s paddle boat pond…

 

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….(found these in a record sleeve…holiday snaps from Napier’s Marine land in New Zealand…circa 1972…read this article once about a second hand record dealer that found all sorts of cool stuff in record sleeves…like money, joints and tabs of LSD….all I get is pictures of seals….

 

 

…F.Y.I…photographs from the 70s taste of old cardboard & don’t even make you a little bit dizzy).