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Category Archives: Beach
Sure, we posted a couple of images earlier today of a seal basking in the sunlight on the Compo Beach dock.
But that was before our maritime visitor realized it was being photographed.
That’s when he (or she) turned right to the camera.
And turned on the charm.
(Hat tip: Bill Kiedaisch)
In the air and by the sea, Westport is becoming quite the nature center.
Earlier this week, an osprey captured our attention. Now it’s a seal.
Alert “06880” reader/Compo Beach resident Larry Hoy reports that yesterday he was walking his dog Dixie at the end of Roosevelt Road.
Suddenly she turned, walked to the seawall and started sniffing in the direction of the marina.
“She’s a natural hunter,” Larry says. “I knew she smelled something, but I didn’t think there would be by a deer or woodchuck over there.”
He looked closely, and saw a big brown lump on a dock.
Then it moved.
He was fascinated by the seal.
It’s still there today.
On the spur of the moment, Darcy Hicks organized a few dozen friends and strangers yesterday.
They gathered at Compo Beach, and formed a giant peace sign.
The group stood in solidarity with victims of Friday’s attack on 2 Muslim mosques halfway around the world.
Darcy says, “We stand with Christchurch, New Zealand against racism, intolerance and violence. We are all human. Let’s commit to finding common ground and healing this world.”