I was making lunch on April 17 when I got a call from our bookkeeper who lives right on the ocean in Mahone Bay. She first asked if I had any kids at home with me (yup, always) and then said there was a seal on the little beach by her house. So I covered the half-made sandwiches, took a swig of my tea, bundled Milo into the car, and drove as fast as I could to her house. Took me about two minutes. And there was the seal, as calm as can be, lounging on the sandy beach.
Milo and I gradually walked closer and closer until we were about 10 metres from the seal. We stayed on the roadside and didn’t head down onto the beach. I didn’t want to disturb her too much because it was the first warm, sunny day of the year and she was enjoying the warmth. She looked at us a few times, and stretched her front and back flippers a few times, and arched her back. But mainly just lay there happily on her side, completely out of the water. It was wonderful to watch.