The leopard seal made its way back to sea at high tide. In the meantime, another phone call from my husband alerted me to a pod of whales just out from our house. I had a quick look but didn't see anything until a few hours later when I was chatting to a friend on the phone and suddenly lots of blow hole fountains and random splashy movements just off the coast. Very exciting to watch, especially from the comfort of my living room. Lovin' this seaside village life!