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Old 02 May 2004, 16:06   #1
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We were out today exploring the Beaulieu river and we came across this chap,he kept his eye on us but let us get quite close,seemed to fancy a bit of sunbathing....................
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Old 02 May 2004, 16:35   #2
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Old 02 May 2004, 16:38   #3
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Excellent! We've never seen any seals in the solent before.
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In the end we left him to it,it was quite busy on the river and no-one but us and another RIB appeared to notice him -initially,we thought he was just a big black fender!
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Good to see you got some nice pictures of him - He was there last weekend 24th 25th April so he may have set up camp there.
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I saw a seal last year during the very hot spell. It was about 10 feet away from the hard at itchenor. He didnt hang about though.
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We get alot of seals around here in N.I. particularly where I live on Strangford Lough.

I'm a Sea Kayaker first and foremost, and the seals are really inquisitive because we don't make any sound.

One stole my waterbottle right off the deck of my kayak, spent 20 minutes trying to get it back, could have sworn they were laughing at me.

Once I was taking a group of paddlers through Dundrum Bay, a flotilla of 60+ launched themselves off the beach and followed us. Real spooky!. Looked like a re-enactment of the Normandy landings.

They were submerging and surfacing just behind us, so I got the group to stop paddling. Without realising, these seals surfaced in amongst us. You should have seen the suprised look on their faces!!!
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