Seals Rule
Sunday November 13
By: Robert Tongen
It was a calm, cool, clear morning when Lance Pillsbury, Peter O'Sullivan, Bob Glickman, I launched from the EZ Launch dock in Channel Islands Harbor. There were only a handful of boats and trailer near the boat ramp and we would not see much traffic in the harbor.

Bob and Lance paddled to the Hueneme Pier, reporting easy paddling and lots of small dolphins. They had a fun paddle.

Peter and I decided to paddle the harbor. We enjoyed steadily paddling at a leisurely pace, conversing, and enjoyed noting the differences in building and boats since we last paddled through.

The seals seem to have taken up residence on Kiddie Beach and invited their families to visit too. The 20 foot beach access we are allowed to launch from is covered with hundreds of seals. The sign around them states the fines are $10,000 for disturbing the seals and you need to maintain a 50 foot distance from them. Looks like since the Harbor Director gave us back access to the beach, nature has taken it back.

That is the way it was, this Sunday on the 13th day of November.
 
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