There are signs around St. Andrews that PROMISE there are seals around. And you can see them. I hadn't yet. Mysterious creatures, these seals.
I figured that I'd probably miss out on seeing real, live, wild seals in my sojourn here. I'd seen seals before. In zoos and aquariums. So, it's not like it was the only chance I'd ever have.
But coming back from the field trip(Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline) I stopped at the fish and chips shop and then walked home via the harbor and East Sands.
It's my favorite walk.
I love to watch the waves break and the colors of the sea shift with the light. (Okay full disclosure, the first photo is near the golf course and on West Sands. But it still counts as beach since that's where I took it a few days ago and it's a great sunset shot)
I walked past the little bridge of the harbor and noticed that there seemed to be an addition to the short hill into the harbor.
I did a double take and yes, it was a seal. A real, live, wild seal. A baby one, at that! There were signs to not touch him/her, cause he/she was waiting for Mom to come back with dinner. And, they bite.
So I have seen a real seal in the wild. And it is adorable!