bunn (bunn) wrote,

Up the river from Weir Quay

It was a cloudy day when we set off, but not too windy, which is good, because the river is wide at Weir Quay, and it's down at the point where the river starts to feel like it's turning into sea.   We decided to go up-river, and found that the mud-bank on the far side of the bend at Weir Quay goes out a long way!  It didn't matter, since the canoe needs very little water, but we had to paddle cautiously.

Turn the corner, and  the sun was starting to show through the clouds as we came up to the Pentillie estate.   Someone had noticed the sunbeams and had climbed out of the river to sunbathe...


It was a great big grey seal!  He turned in annoyance to look at us as we passed and huffed loudly, causing us to wonder what we would do if he decided to get in the water and come and investigate the canoe.  He was a big, big seal.  If he had decided to get into the canoe, we would definitely have had to get out of it.  Fortunately, he was far too chilled for that sort of thing.  

Up the river to the Pentillie quay, I think it was.


On our way back, we saw a lot of very very loud Canada geese, and the sun got brighter and the sky bluer.

Back past the seal who seemed now to be doing some sort of Seal Yoga.
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