Seals and Seagulls


Today was the day…

Mike and I went to the beach. The water is getting a little colder so we are going a little later.

I’ve been wanting to make a note of a couple of the things I’ve seen. The other day I was swimming back from the barrel and had flipped over onto my back for a little rest when I suddenly saw a seal dive beneath the water. It was quite close to the seaweed on the cat walk side and I thought it would be fun to see how close I could get to it. I slowly swam towards the sea weed but these pinnipeds are fast and shy. I couldn’t see it again, so I returned to lolling on my back until a few minutes later, a few metres away, there it was again.  Shy but curious. It dipped away and was gone.

Fun to see.

Today I had swum out to the barrel and was resting between it and the cat walk when  suddenly, alarmingly I heard a cry of ‘help!’ I took my goggles off and paid attention, looking towards the seaweed where divers are often in the water. There were a couple of seagulls floating on the water. Could it have been one of them?

I could see no one and didn’t hear another cry. I lay on my back and started kicking slowly back towards the beach, but keeping an ear open.  Then, “helphelp” – it was a seagull – squawking out what sounded like a cry for help. I was grateful I had a resolution and wasn’t swimming away from someone in trouble.

Last night, back at the house, I was surprised to look up from my bed and not be able to see any lights across the bay. It was all inky black.  I got up and went to the door only to find we were literally in a cloud – we could see fine wisps of misty cloud passing by. The foggy conditions had obliterated the lights of the city. It was the first time we experienced that since we moved in.

Today I worked for almost 7 hours. Work is busy. Yesterday I had 4 online appointments, today 3, tomorrow 4 and Thursday 2. I try to keep Friday free.

Mike & Courage continued working on the porch of the lower ground floor. Nothing is as easy as it looks and it always takes longer, but they are making progress.

Isaiah 57:2

Those who walk uprightly enter into peace.

The best is yet to come – we are only passing through.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


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