One followed the other, but never landed.
Looking at the beach to see if it should come in.
Eventually one did haul out...
but saw the turtle
They can cruise so smoothly; one zipped past me before I could even raise my camera!
Putting its nose back in...
and once it landed, it looked back out, as if to ask: Where are you? Why aren't you following me?
Eventually, all 4 of the seals went down to the Waiohai, so I was able to get in. To see one octopus.
Peeking at me.
And a very pretty, if small, Cowry shell. I have heard them called Honey Cowry, but none of my books had that name, nor that picture.
So the swim was short...only 153 pictures, so that tells you something. But enjoyable nonetheless. And people left the seals alone, so that was good too!