It has been a few weeks since my last post. Apologies. We have said farewell to the adult elephant seals. They are off to forage, looking to gain calories that have been spent during the last few months. The beaches are left with adorable weaners, learning to swim and lounging on the sand. Whale counts are on the rise and today we set another record with 100+ whales, including two Minke whales.

With just a few weekends left, each day I also find myself bidding farewell to a handful of docents as they finish their last shifts of the season. I am already looking forward to next season.

Sigh.

Image: Sand art on Drakes Beach by Sean Pickton