Seal sight :: Foca à vista

A while ago as we were walking in St. Andrews pier I noticed a funny shape on a sandbank. I thought to myself how much it looked like a seal. These were the lines that followed:

Me: Look! That wood log looks like a seal.

B: It does looks like a seal.

Me: It moved. (At this point we were looking very closely: It moved again!)

It was indeed a seal, a very cute and small one. I think the main reason for our bewilderment was that although there are many seals around we had never seen a wild one in St. Andrews. We stood there watching her for a long time and she seemed to be watching us as well. Occasionally she flipped her fins and rolled over to watch the water until she finally dived back into the sea. It was magical!

Há algum tempo atrás, enquanto caminhávamos pelo pontão de St. Andrews dei por mim a olhar para uma forma estranha num banco de areia. Pensei para mim o quanto se parecia com uma foca. Esta foi a conversa que se seguiu:

Eu: Olha! Aquele tronco parece uma foca.

B: Parece mesmo uma foca.

Eu: Mexeu-se. (Nesta altura estávamos a olhar atentamente: moveu-se novamente!)

Era mesmo uma foca, pequena e muito gira. Acho que ficámos tão espantados porque, apesar de existirem muitas focas por nesta zona, nunca tinhamos visto uma foca selvagem em St. Andrews.

Ficámos ali a observar durante muito tempo e ela parecia observar-nos também. De vez em quando batia as barbatanas e rolava para ver a água até que finalmente mergulhou de volta ao mar. Foi mágico!

Young seal in St. Andrews harbour sandbank

Young seal in St. Andrews harbour sandbank

Rolling seal

Rolling seal

 

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