When Wayne and I pulled into Gowlland Harbour on the southwest coast of Quadra Island to anchor for the night, we discovered a welcoming committee of one.
As we swung on our anchor in the placid water, this harbour seal came to check us out.
I'm not an expert, but I am pretty sure this is a harbour seal because it has no external ears. They can be found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to California. We often see them in anchorages playing, feeding, and lounging on rocks.
This guy watched us for about fifteen minutes before moving along to more interesting subjects. -- Margy