Full name: Dinghus Kahn
Species: Steller Sea Lion
Favorite Past time: Likes long swims on the beach, dining out on herring, puking on loved ones, and sleeping- lots of sleeping
Snores while Sleeping: Yes.
One beautiful morning, while anchored in Mag Bay- we awoke to find a new friend had joined us during the night. A small sea lion pup had found himself a peaceful spot to sleep onboard our dinghy. 75 lbs of blubbery cuteness. When I first saw him, I yelled (softly to not wake up our friend) down to Chris from the cockpit– “Hurry, get the camera!”.
Well, much to my surprise, Chris didn’t need to hurry at all actually. 8 hours later, there Dinghus laid to rest. After a series of selfies with my iPhone, a short nap together*, and even helping Chris work on the outboard motor– I thought FOR SURE he was going to be my new pet.
Then he puked on me.
It wasn’t until after the outboard had been fixed and we needed to run into town, Dinghus took a short ride with us and finally lost his balance and swam off…
Thanks for afternoon of fun and selfies Dinghus!
**Sleeping with local wildlife is not recommended