Sunday after church we made our annual visit to the waterfall, north of Kaikoura, where baby seals play while their mothers are out at sea eating. The baby seals swim and crawl about 1/4 mile up a creek to the pool at the base of a high waterfall. Sometimes there will be 100 or so there; this time there weren’t nearly so many, but still a lot of fun to watch! It’s so dark back in there that it is hard to get good pictures. If our videos turned out any good (I haven’t watched them yet) I’ll post one or more sometime soon.
This is steeper than it looks! Those seals climbed about 10 feet, nearly straight up! The lower one climbed right over the other while we watched. After visiting the falls, we stopped at Ohau Point Lookout, a place where the mother seals come to feed their babies and rest after being out at sea fishing. I had never seen a baby seal nursing before; that was fun!