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Found this on another site and thought it was worth sharing...
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More pics from this encounter here:
http://foldingkayaks.org/gallery2/main. ... temId=1785

With thanks to TsunamiChuck.

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Nice! But shouldn't that wee beastie be doing some paddling? Just to "pay" for the lift?

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Maybe it is an instinctive defence tactic? I've heard of penguins swimming close in to the less maneuverable leopard seals.

Harpoon me now sucker?
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I've just looked at the full photoset - the seal's on the back of the boat for nearly 30 mins!!!!!!!!!

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He wanted the chauffeur to take him in to the dock... Just as well the sea was calm. That's quite a heavy deck load, wouldn't help your stability.

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There's a wonderful scene in Rasmussen's film "Bride of Palo" in which the hero carries his lady on the back of the boat - she's tied on, facing backwards, and they are in some rather interesting seas! I can only assume the hero was a very good kayaker!

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It's behind you...

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AKA trolling for Great Whites!!! ;)
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I've just spent the morning watching dozens of sea lions lazing beneath a California pier. Talk about bone idle. All they seem to do is lounge around bellowing and barking, and, when they're seriously bored and need amusement, bite huge chunks out of each other making the sea red.

Hats off to that paddler, but I'd pass on the sweet nothings and leave them to organise their own transport.

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I think that sea lion is a juvenile separated from its group. Chuck said it ended up in a sea lion rescue centre.
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