A small disturbance in the water,
sends ripples spiraling out,
and then yes a seal pops slowly
with amazing grace and agility,
out of the water,
looking through huge eyes,
then rolling away under
the waters surface again,
we watched from our restaurant table,
as the seal played on in the shallow water
seemingly unaware of us eating, drinking,
chatting and watching.
I am on holiday for a few days, and after rushing around all morning sorting some banking problems out, my wife and I drove through to Simonstown, where we ate at Berthas on the edge of the naval docks, watching the sailing boats, the sea birds and the seals, so a jolly good restful time was had by both of us.