Monday, February 8, 2010

Seal Pursuit

The waves came crashing over the front of our raft; we dug our paddles deep beneath the surface of the water. The air was cold, but the sun warmed our backs as we made our way out into the kelp field. We had long been searching for the beautiful creature that swam in the bays near the Seattle shoreline. As we surveyed the surrounding waters, the small head of a harbor seal surfaced; its glowing eyes made contact with mine and then it dove beneath the waves. “Stroke, stroke!!!” he called to me, we battled with all our might in pursuit of the majestic seal. The sun was setting as we continued our chase, sweat glistening on our backs.

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