I went to White Plains Beach today to hang out for a while and read my book. White Plains Beach used to be a private military beach but is now a beach open to the public and is about 4 or 5 miles from my house. I parked my car, set up my chair, and noticed a few people with cameras walking towards a spot a little bit to the left of my chair. I walked over to see what was going on. There, below a little mound of sand was a cute Hawaiian monk seal.
I moved here 25 years ago and this is only the second time I have ever seen a seal on the beach (post on my first seal sighting). I talked to the lifeguard to find out if this was the first sighting of this seal. He said there have been 4 seals hanging out in the area for a while now. After about an hour or so at the beach, I headed on home.
Here are a few cute photos of the seal on the beach. He or she was inching his/her way up and finally rolled over to snooze for the day.
There...all settled in for a long nap...
Other news in my life:
I made a major change regarding my trip...no more Switzerland.
When I got home from the beach, I checked the progress of the "where oh where my new camera could be". After clicking on 4 links to get to the progress of the shipment page, I was thrilled to see that my camera was finally delivered to my school. I jumped in my car and went to pick it up.
I am really happy I decided on this camera! I just finished charging up the battery and have only taken a few practice shots in my house so far. I am thinking of going back to the same beach this week to see if the seal returns and try out my new camera.