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, ┬áthen 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.

Sealed with a Snoz

…. I go out to Aramoana (google maps, boys and girls, go have a look) every Monday (my only day off) to visit my dear friend Dee…. she likes sand in everything, the pleasures of out-door toilets and the like….. we go walking on the beach in all weathers… it is as far from a record store as you could possibly be without being on Mars… and being Monday we practically have the place to ourselves…

Dee has names for most , if not all, of the resident sea mammals… of which there is a plethora….

… you can tell the different types (but not their names) by the shape of their noses….here are some examples….

A. Sea lion
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B. Seal10:01:13 - 05C. Fur seal10:01:13 - 04

I find it helpful to be able to identify what is chasing me down the beach because I got too close whilst taking photos, you may find it helpful too.