Today I went for my usual walk. I decided to walk along the water to the football oval. I stopped at one of the public wharfs and saw a man in his canoe circling this black object sitting out of the water. I could not work out what it was and it was too far to get a decent photo. A man was putting in his kayak and told me it was a fur seal.
The seal or one of his mates had been visiting us at Saratoga for the last couple of years. He is most likely a male from a group who usually hang out at Barrenjoey.
It really made my day. I’ll make sure I look out for him again.