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Sea Lion Close Encounter

Sea Lion Close Encounter – Smaills Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand

An unsuspecting swimmer at Smaills Beach in Dunedin, New Zealand, had a close encounter with an aggressive sea lion who chased him out of the water.

Speaking with the swimmer afterwards the first thing he noticed was that something touched his leg underwater. The sea lion moved effortlessly through the surf circling the swimmer and lunging at him from time to time. He made a careful but hasty retreat to the safety of the shore while not turning his back on the sea lion.

The swimmer did not hurry back to the water.

The speed and grace of the sea lion travelling through the surf was spectacular to watch.

Sea lion close encounter 1
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Sea lion close encounter 2
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Wet Work Week – Haiku Collection

A collection of five haiku written while waiting for the morning bus to work.

Paul S Allen

17 to 21 June 2013

 

Monday

Unceasing rain falls,

Another wet day begins,

Soaked ground overflows.

Tuesday

Playing fields like lakes,

Soggy ground all turned to mud,

Winter in full force.

Wednesday

Gentle is the sound,

The patter of falling rain,

Sheltered from the sky.

Thursday

Darkness shrouds morning,

The raging wind driving rain,

Undiscovered damage.

Friday

This menacing storm,

Wind chill cuts to the bone,

On this shortest day.

©Paul S Allen 2013

Wet Work Week Bus Ride

Wet Work Week Bus Ride

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