Monday, January 26, 2009

Memories to last a lifetime.

As those who visit know...I've been to Esperance, Western Australia for 2 weeks. My most favourite place in the whole wide world. The weather was perfect...only one rainy day!!
The most memorable part of the holiday was meeting a little orphaned sealion at our favourite fishing spot, Bandy Creek
The Fisheries Dept. believe he is very young and has lost his mum...somehow, pehaps she was attacked by a shark.
He is sooooooooooooo beautiful...when he cries for his Mum...it breaks my heart...even now! :(

He wasnt the least shy and even posed for photos. Of course we fed him...wouldn't you. Some of the fishermen even got so close they patted him...not wise I suppose...but very cool!!We visited everyday...to check he was still there and doing ok.
On one of our last nights, we went fishing and found him sitting among a family while they fished..couldnt believe it. We set up...I caught a fish...and guess who came running up to eat said fish...LOL!!! He can move pretty fast when he wants too!!!
He then spent the rest of the evening with us, while we fished. Needless to say...no fish got taken home that night...LOL.
He expected each and every one and even supervised the fishing, as you can see from the photos.





This would have to have been one of the most memorable experiences of my life...have a little wild creature be so trusting to let us into his life. I hope he will be ok and perhaps still be at Bandy Creek when we go back next year.
Driving out of town to come I home, I confess to being teary with a huge lump in my throat as I thought about him...I am pretty much like that now (yes I am a sook) hehe!
Thanks for letting me share!

4 comments:

Belinda Saville said...

Welcome back, Julz! What a beautiful story :) Your little orphan is just gorgeous, no wonder you wanted to take him home :)

Esperance is a very special place, isn't it! Anthony and I spent some time there when we were courting, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts :)

Julz said...

Thanks Belinda. Yes...Esperance is my favourite place...its so beautiful and peaceful.

Crystal Velvet Weddings said...

what a great little story and super pics to illustrate it!

Julz said...

Glad you enjoyed it Karen...thanks for popping in