It was a terribly sad day but sadness must subside. Here are the pictures taken before bad news. I had rented a small boat from Sewell’s Marina in Horseshoe Bay and gone for a quick hour-long ride to Pam Rocks to pay the harbour seal colony a respectful visit. I was granted the rare pleasure of spotting a couple of visiting Californian Sea Lions. The joy of being alone once more on the water, away from land and in such exceptional scenery, was almost unbearable.