March 27th, 2021

canoeing

THE WALRUS

We went for a short drive today to Tenby, and we SAW A WALRUS.
A WALRUS.
Just chilling on the lifeboat ramp as if he was waiting for fish & chips to be delivered. Thought to be the first walrus recorded in the county ever.
And it was just there. Chilling. Between the two busiest beaches in a tourist town.

This one: https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/19177858.lovely-pictures-pembrokeshires-wandering-walrus/

My photo was considerably less inspiring since, to my annoyance, I had not brought a proper camera, only my phone. But he was definitely a walrus. This is the main lifeboat slipway in Tenby, which was full of people wandering in the sun on the beaches and eating icecreams. (It was our first day out of lockdown in Wales, so time for socially distanced days out by the sea.)



He was just napping, and occasionally turning over and going back to sleep.

I am astonished. And eternally thankful to a random bloke called Jim who stopped next to us on his way back from seeing the walrus to say to us 'have you seen the walrus?' and give us directions.